Chemonics’ approach combines environmental protection with market-driven economic growth activities that allow people living in vulnerable areas to improve their livelihoods without endangering these crucial resources.
Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation: Through an understanding of local, regional, and global contexts, we provide public and private sector clients with adaptive strategies for climate variability and its consequences — from development of a global food security early warning system that allows governments to adapt to climate change to industrial-based community certification systems that promote carbon sequestration credits. Read more about our work in mitigating the effects of climate change.
Environmental Management: We promote improved regulatory environmental compliance through assessments that provide environmental impact and auditing support while actively supporting clean production and pollution prevention technologies in numerous sectors, including agriculture, forestry, energy and water utilities, mining, manufacturing, and tourism.
Natural Resource Management: We have pioneered market-based conservation solutions anchored in careful science and proven tools that ensure community and other stakeholder participation. To encourage the shared equity of resources, we facilitate public and private sector collaboration in terrestrial and marine settings.
Environmental Competitiveness: To ensure program sustainability, Chemonics strengthens the strategic business case for sustainability. By using a management system approach to systematically incorporate the costs of water, waste, and energy across the value chain, we encourage conservation and bottom-line efficiency, helping our clients and beneficiaries identify and comply with environmental and labor regulations. Reducing costs, conforming to market standards, and complying with legal obligations create an essential business platform for competitive enterprises.
Land and Resource Rights:
Chemonics has broad experience in a variety of land and property-related projects, including land-titling, economic growth through land market development, resolving conflicts over resources, land policy reform, strengthening women’s property inheritance rights, land use planning, customary land reform, and utilizing secure property rights to enhance environmental conservation. Read more about land and resource rights.