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Managing Director, Climate Group 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 Managing Director for Chemonics’ Climate Group where he leads a team focused on delivering climate services, implementing Chemonics’ global environmental sustainability program, and providing environmental impact assessment support to Chemonics’ projects worldwide. Prior to this role, Chris was the director for Chemonics’ Corporate Environmental Sustainability department, and chief of party for the USAID-funded Adaptation, Thought Leadership and Assessments (ATLAS) project. ATLAS provided analysis of climate risk and climate adaptation thought leadership to USAID programs and host governments. 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 Chemonics’ Climate Group

Chemonics has decades of deep climate adaptation, mitigation, and management experience. Our new Climate Group helps us consolidate all of our accumulated experience, coordinate the deployment of our in-house expertise, and more systematically address climate risks and opportunities in our current project portfolio and new business efforts. 1. What do you see as key challenges…

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.