NAPECA Projects

NAPECA Projects

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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The Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq
2019 - 2020 Completed Final Report

Mi’kmaw Wildfire Resilience Initiative

Climate change is affecting many aspects of our communities, from increases in temperatures, changes in weather patterns, altered or perturbed species migration, and increased extreme...

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Indigenous communities - NAPECA
2011 - 2013 Completed Final Report

Facilitating Action to Address Climate Change Adaptation Needs in Indigenous North America

Climate change will have adverse impacts on all communities. Indigenous communities are particularly vulnerable to these changes, given their relationships with lands/waters and...

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Edible greens - NAPECA
2013 - 2015 Completed Final Report

Integration of edible greens into the production chain to ensure food security in the Sierra Tarahumara

The ethnobotany research team at the Botanic Garden of the UNAM Institute of Biology, in line with its responsibility as a steward of biodiversity, is carrying out a pilot program on the...

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Find Green - NAPECA
2017 - 2018 Completed Final Report

Find Green: Connecting Green-Minded People with Green-Practicing Businesses

Individual consumer choice is a primary driver of the current patterns of production and consumption common in North America and many other parts of the world. A growing number of people...

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Purépecha - NAPECA
2017 - 2018 Completed Final Report

Sustainable Development in Purépecha Indigenous Communities along Lake Patzcuaro, Municipality of Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

For centuries, the Purépecha indigenous communities settled at Lake Patzcuaro and its shores have depended on its waters for their collective development and well-being. However, today,...

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Postharvest Management - NAPECA
2017 - 2018 Completed Final Report

Mobile Postharvest Management Unit for the Marketing of Surplus Native Maize as a Specialty Ingredient

Today, there is growing, high-value demand for native maize; however, the offer of this type of maize is limited, fragile and unstructured, as the grains are produced with low yields,...

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First foods - NAPECA
2017 - 2018 Active

Preserving the Traditional Ecological Knowledge of First Foods and Medicines

This project promotes the preservation of agro-ecological patterns of production and traditional foodways, based on traditional ecological knowledge (TEK). This partnership for green...

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Bay Grasses - BGIC - NAPECA
2017 - 2018 Completed Final Report

Bay Grasses in Classes Program

BGIC is designed to restore coastal wetlands while encouraging environmental stewardship. Our region lost nearly half its wetland habitats due to the rapid development of the Tampa Bay...

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Mayan Forest Communities - NAPECA
2017 - 2018 Completed Final Report

Building Production Capacities in Mayan Forest Communities

Mayan communities depend on the forest for their livelihoods. Recognizing the benefits of responsible forest management, several communities have received FSC certification, which...

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Land-use - NAPECA
2017 - 2018 Completed Final Report

Partnerships in Indigenous-led Land-Use Planning for an Environmentally and Economically Sustainable Future

Both the Cree Nation Government and Government of Quebec have an interest in permanently protecting ecologically significant lands, and identifying less sensitive lands for development....

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