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Director, Corporate Environmental Sustainability Christopher Perine

Chris Perine is an environmental management specialist with over 25 years of international experience working on climate change mitigation and adaptation, environmental impact assessment, urban environmental infrastructure development and natural resources management. He is currently the director of Chemonics’ Corporate Environmental Sustainability department, and leads the development of a global environmental sustainability program and provides technical expertise on environmental sustainability for Chemonics’ operations and its large portfolio of client activities worldwide. Prior to this role, Chris was chief of party for the USAID-funded Adaptation, Thought Leadership and Assessments (ATLAS) project. ATLAS provides analysis of climate risk to USAID programs and host government policies and plans worldwide. Mr. Perine holds a B.A. in economics and an M.A. in urban and environmental planning, both from the University of Virginia

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3 Questions with Chris Perine on Climate Solutions for a Changing Planet

In this three-part series, Chris Perine, Chemonics’ director of corporate environmental sustainability, answers questions about how the global development community can adapt to effectively address the climate crisis. His recommendations include areas for further climate research, more thoughtful and human-centered use of data, and new approaches to development programming.   1) What type of research…

Combating Climate Change with Data-Driven Development

This July 2021 article from Foreign Policy explores how leading edge data tools will shape the future of climate change-resistant development projects.