Evaluating climate change projects while balancing people, nature, and climate

Webinar | Online

About the Event

When evaluating a project to combat the climate crisis, evaluators often find themselves weighing multiple considerations. Can we consider this program to be successful if it built new wind turbines but displaces one thousand people? What about a new solar irrigation system that increase income for farmers but leads to the destruction of natural habitats for farmland?

As part of our new Strategic Plan, World Resources Institute (WRI) has undertaken the ambitious task of trying to measure the impact of our work on people, nature, and climate, holding all of these considerations together. In this webinar, we will discuss our approach to first, leading program teams through a Theory of Change process to identify these potential risks and trade-offs using a systems lens and now building out impact measures to understand how our strategies are impacting people, nature, and climate. We will create space for participants to ask questions, share reflections and insights, and discuss how they are thinking about these trade-offs when it comes to evaluating impact for people, nature, and climate.


Name Title Biography
Laura O'Brien Manager of Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
Anna Amato Manager of Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
Katherine Shea Senior Manager of Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning


Name Title Biography
Ettore Arpini Data Systems and Institutional Reporting Manager

Topics and Themes

Evaluators Evaluation users Decision makers Civil Society Climate Change

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