NAPECA Projects

NAPECA Projects

2022 - 2024 Active

Enhancing Local Food Security through the Farmer-to-Farmer Model as a Rapid Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Florida has a unique agricultural landscape with the potential to grow a wide range of tropical crops. Even so, extreme climate events, the recent COVID-19 pandemic, social inequity, and...

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2022 - 2024 Active

Local Action to Mitigate Climate Change in Zapotec Communities of the Central Valleys of Oaxaca

This project responds to the conditions arising from the prevailing social, environmental, and economic inequality in Zapotec Indigenous communities. It will, however, have a somewhat...

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2022 - 2024 Active

Maya Peasant Community Agricultural School for Regenerative and Agroforestry Techniques

In response to the economic crisis, which the pandemic aggravated, a group of Mayan women from Sotuta, Yucatán, created the Solares Huertas Agroforestales (Agroforestry Gardens) project....

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2022 - 2024 Active

Enhancing Food Sovereignty & Resiliency of Remote, Indigenous Communities in BC

The COVID-19 Pandemic has disrupted the supply chains of food to communities across Canada. In British Columbia (BC), Canada, there have been significant and often long-term supply chain...

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2022 - 2024 Active

Regenerative Agriculture, Solar Power, and Economic Development for Community Health and Resilience

Navajo, Zuni, and neighboring communities experienced some of the highest rates of COVID-19 in the United States. Chronic diseases, poor infrastructure, and lack of economic opportunity...

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2022 - 2024 Active

Socio-environmental Capacity Building for COVID and Climate Change in Rural Communities of the Rio Grande/Bravo

Over the last century, the hydroecologic condition of the Rio Grande/Río Bravo reach along the US-Mexico border has dramatically declined, negatively affecting a plethora of native...

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2022 - 2024 Active

Revitalization of Indigenous Place-based Conservation for Coastal Restoration

The Traditional Territory of the Tseycum First Nations of Roberts Bay and Tsehum Harbour is located in what is now known as Sidney, BC, Canada on the northern end of the Saanich...

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2022 - 2024 Active

Building Pandemic Recovery and Response through Access to Safe Drinking Water at Beardy’s Okemasis Cree Nation

In Canada, Indigenous populations are at an elevated risk of exposure to COVID-19 compared to non-Indigenous communities. This condition is due to a number of reasons including, but not...

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2022 - 2024 Active

Co-generation of Sustainable Alternatives to Confront the Post-COVID Period in Vulnerable Communities of the Querétaro Semidesert

Home to widely scattered and highly vulnerable rural communities, life is difficult in Querétaro’s semi-desert region. A lack of local employment opportunities and good public services...

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2022 - 2024 Active

Strengthening the Capacity of Biosphere Regions; Place-based Solutions for North American Sustainability

The interrelated crises of the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, and loss of biodiversity present existential threats to North America’s natural systems and human communities. Threats...

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Extreme Heat
2019 - 2020 Completed Final Report

Maricopa Coalition on Climate Change and Public Health: Extreme Heat

Maricopa County, Arizona is at the forefront of addressing extreme heat with, on average, 26 days each year with maximum temperatures greater than 43°C (110 °F). A total of 1,292 people...

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Natural Infrastructure Restoration to Enhance Climate Resilience in Puerto Rico
2019 - 2020 Completed Final Report

Natural Infrastructure Restoration to Enhance Climate Resilience in Puerto Rico

The Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (JBNERR) is a federally protected estuary located in the municipalities of Salinas and Guayama in the southern part of Puerto Rico. The...

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Solar Hub Drive
2019 - 2020 Completed Final Report

Community Solar Hub Drive

The 2017 hurricane season in the Caribbean was so destructive that entire communities spent months in the dark. Along with the incredible suffering brought by Hurricanes Irma and María...

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management of disaster risk
2019 - 2020 Completed Final Report

Developing a local strategy to encourage school and community level adaptation and management of disaster risk and vulnerabilities

The state of Oaxaca’s Southern Sierra is a Zapotec Indigenous region with irregular topography where the majority of the population inhabits hillside communities in either rural areas...

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Drought effects
2019 - 2020 Completed Final Report

Actions to mitigate drought effects in agriculture and reduce disaster risk in the state of Puebla

As in other parts of the world, farmers throughout Mexico constantly face scarce or erratic patterns of precipitation, as well as increasingly severe and prolonged periods of drought,...

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Usumacinta
2019 - 2020 Completed Final Report

Capacity building to reduce Climate Change vulnerability in the Usumacinta River basin (Tabasco, Mexico)

The Usumacinta River Basin has nearly a thousand square kilometers of river plain and the greatest biodiversity of any region in Mexico, as well as the least polluted hydrological system....

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landscape management
2019 - 2020 Completed Final Report

Community-level integrated landscape management networks for climate resilience

Located in protected natural areas of two ecological corridors of great importance for conserving biodiversity in tropical regions of southeastern Mexico, many rural and Indigenous...

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Building Community Climate Change Knowledge and Resilience in Older Adults and Immigrants
2019 - 2020 Completed Final Report

Building Community Climate Change Knowledge and Resilience in Older Adults and Immigrants

Climate change is affecting all populations, though impacts vary widely. We will create an interactive, web-based platform for stakeholders to identify vulnerable communities (e.g., older...

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Richelieu River basin
2019 - 2020 Completed Final Report

Working with the community to reduce vulnerability to flooding in the Richelieu River basin

In recent decades, anthropogenic behavior has greatly modified watercourses in Quebec, with grave repercussions on the environment that have increased certain communities' vulnerability...

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Mi'kmaw Wildfire Resilience Initiative
2019 - 2020 Completed Final Report

Planning for Resilient Smart Energy Communities in Alberta

Communities in Alberta, Canada, are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change with more frequent and intense floods, wildfires, droughts, and storms that are damaging energy...

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