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COVID-19, Conservation, and Combating Wildlife Trafficking: Breaking the Silos of Conservation and Public Health

Collaborating across conservation and international development sectors to mitigate zoonotic disease transmission from wildlife to humans
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Tetra Tech’s COVID-19, Conservation, and Combating Wildlife Trafficking webinar convened a panel of global experts to identify how we can use our combined knowledge and data from conservation and combating wildlife projects to mitigate future risk of zoonotic diseases, specifically the risk human-wildlife transmission poses as a threat to human health.

Advancing Prosperous Forests in Peru

Considering the key role of Peru’s natural capital and resources in environmental, social, and cultural well-being
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Through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Securing a Sustainable, Profitable, and Inclusive Forest Sector in Peru (Pro-Bosques) Activity, Tetra Tech is helping boost Peru’s natural resources and forest sector through sustainable forest management to improve its legality, competitiveness, and inclusion.

All Hands on Deck for Expo 2020 Dubai

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As the official logistics partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, UPS is an important player in the lead-up to the event. Like other world expositions, Expo 2020 will bring together visitors from all parts of the world to share solutions to global challenges. And like past expos, Dubai is planning for an unforgettable experience with hundreds of new buildings, events, and attractions for visitors to enjoy. While we have expertise managing logistics for mega-events like the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, the six-month-long Expo 2020 will be an effort unlike any other.

The Logistics of Disaster Response

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When disasters occur, relief teams are often faced with an excess of donated materials that are not needed and can even be detrimental to providing support. The influx of unnecessary materials can slow the progress of delivering goods to those in need. Even the right supplies can be problematic when they reach the wrong location or arrive at the wrong time—such as before there is a place to safely store them. The result is that, according to the National Science Foundation, up to 60 percent of goods donated after a disaster end up going to waste.

Social Media for Social Good: Raising Awareness of Jordan's Water Crisis

Leveraging social media to address misconceptions of water usage and promote simple, inexpensive water conservation in Jordan
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This piece was collaboratively written by Tetra Tech’s Maha Dergham, David Favazza, and Sofian Qurashi, members of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Jordan Water Management Initiative (WMI) team.

This post originally ran on GlobalWaters.

Supporting Kosovo's Agricultural Transformation

Changing the mindset of market actors to transition Kosovo’s agriculture sector from subsistence farming to a commercially oriented system
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Tetra Tech’s International Development Agriculture and Economic Growth team collaboratively wrote this piece with Mark Wood.

This post originally ran on AgriLinks.

Strengthening Wildlife Resource Governance in Zambia

Empowering women through participation quotas and leadership support to improve gender inclusion in Zambia’s Wildlife and Fisheries sector
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This piece was written by Tetra Tech’s International Development Land Right’s team in collaboration with U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Jennifer Duncan, Patricia Malasha, and Matt Sommerville. 

This post originally ran on LandLinks.

UPS Infographic | Lessons From Our eBike Journey

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UPS is exploring a range of solutions to make deliveries within cities more efficient and with zero emissions, including with electric bicycles and tricycles. We launched our first eBike delivery pilot in Hamburg, Germany, in 2012. Today, we are working on more than 30 urban logistics projects in cities worldwide.

SCS Offers Verification of GHG Projects that Achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals

SCS Achieves Accreditation for SD VISta Standard
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., August 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ — SCS Global Services (SCS) is proud to announce its recent accreditation to verify projects against the Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard (SD VISta).

Tetra Tech's Jessica Oakes Discusses International Infrastructure Program Management

Fostering economic growth through sustainable infrastructure and inclusive programming
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Jessica Oakes is a civil engineer with 14 years of experience. In her second year out of college, she took an assignment for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Afghanistan—a decision that would change her life forever. She served there as an expatriate engineer for nearly four years on two consecutive USAID projects, which focused on improving water, sanitation, energy, transportation, and vertical structures throughout the war-torn country. While in Afghanistan, she initiated a women’s internship program for engineering students enrolled in local universities.

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