Affiliations:Climate Injustice: Are There Solutions?
John Kadyszewski serves as Senior Director for Thought Leadership Engagement at Winrock International. He works across the institution to identify opportunities to implement initiatives that integrate Winrock’s experience and strengths to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity and sustain natural resources. Kadyszewski has sought solutions to resource management issues for 37 years, leading projects and programs in the United States and more than 20 countries in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. He manages an internal innovation fund, which has invested in water, food security, sustainable agriculture, women’s leadership, girl’s education, entrepreneurship, climate change, biofuels and information technology.
Kadyszewski also directs the American Carbon Registry (ACR) a business unit of Winrock that operates a voluntary carbon offset registry, and was approved as an Offset Project Registry for the California compliance market in December 2012. In the Rockefeller tradition, ACR applies strong science and economics to develop methodologies and effective and independent measurement and monitoring systems in support of well-designed markets that can achieve environmental objectives in the most cost-effective way. Prior to ACR, Kadyszewski led development of the Ecosystem Services team at Winrock with a focus on analytical tools and platforms that can help decision makers facing complex social and environmental choices, and the Clean Energy team that worked to expand access to power by developing renewable energy options.
Kadyszewski joined Winrock International in 1989. He has an engineering degree from Princeton University. He currently serves on the advisory boards for the Coalition on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases, the Dairy Innovation Center, the Climate and Corn-based Cropping Systems Coordinated Agricultural Project and the Association of Climate Change