Identify and Protect Potential Refugia

Identify and Protect Potential Refugia

The Adaptation Briefs demonstrate how different adaptation strategies reduce vulnerabilities to key climate stressors and include case studies where these strategies have been implemented. The briefs complement the Climate Adaptation Toolkit, which contains tools to help MPA practitioners evaluate the vulnerability of their sites to climate change and identify appropriate adaptation strategies. This brief highlights […]

Reduce Coastal and Nearshore Pollutants

The Adaptation Briefs demonstrate how different adaptation strategies reduce vulnerabilities to key climate stressors and include case studies where these strategies have been implemented. The briefs complement the Climate Adaptation Toolkit, which contains tools to help MPA practitioners evaluate the vulnerability of their sites to climate change and identify appropriate adaptation strategies. This brief highlights […]

Increase Genetic Resilience

The Adaptation Briefs demonstrate how different adaptation strategies reduce vulnerabilities to key climate stressors and include case studies where these strategies have been implemented. The briefs complement the Climate Adaptation Toolkit, which contains tools to help MPA practitioners evaluate the vulnerability of their sites to climate change and identify appropriate adaptation strategies. This brief highlights […]

Restore Vegetative and Hydrological Connectivity

The Adaptation Briefs demonstrate how different adaptation strategies reduce vulnerabilities to key climate stressors and include case studies where these strategies have been implemented. The briefs complement the Climate Adaptation Toolkit, which contains tools to help MPA practitioners evaluate the vulnerability of their sites to climate change and identify appropriate adaptation strategies. This brief highlights […]

Big Bend-Río Bravo Collaboration for Transboundary Landscape Conservation

From 2011 to 2015, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) conducted the project Big Bend-Río Bravo Collaboration for Transboundary Landscape Conservation. Its objective was “conserving the unique biological diversity in the Big Bend-Río Bravo region of Mexico and the United States, using sound scientific data on challenges to ecosystem resilience to address the region’s growing […]

North American Updates on Blue Carbon Science, Conservation and Collaboration

In 2020, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) organized a series of activities on blue carbon as part of its 2019–2020 project, “Strengthening Adaptation Capacity in Marine Protected Areas,” as summarized in this report. Building upon previous efforts on blue carbon, the CEC worked to convene a meeting of North American blue carbon practitioners, update […]

Reducing Marine Litter Through Local Action

The purpose of this toolkit is to help North American urban, suburban and rural communities located inland or in coastal areas to mobilize and coordinate efforts to reduce and prevent improperly disposed trash from becoming marine litter. The toolkit was developed as an accessible resource for local organizations, community leaders and anyone passionate about leading […]

Inventory of TEK Projects and Engagement in Canada

This study identifies – but does not assess the efficacy of – existing frameworks in Canada for the engagement of Indigenous communities associated with Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) at the international, national, provincial / territorial, and community levels, as well as TEK-related projects undertaken by universities and research institutions, public and government institutions, and private sector partners in Canada that have included the engagement of Indigenous and local communities.

Compilation of Engagement with Indigenous Communities and Experts Associated with TEK in the United States

The purpose of this Compilation of Engagement with Indigenous Communities and Experts Associated with TEK in the United States is to assist the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) and other partners engaging in work that involves TEK. This paper provides an inventory of existing frameworks in the United States that provide mechanisms for the voluntary engagement of indigenous communities and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) experts.

Guide to the Inventory of CEC initiatives with Indigenous engagement (1995-2018)

As part of the North American TEK Atlas project, the present guide is a companion to the Inventory of CEC initiatives that have included Indigenous engagement. This inventory spans the entire history of CEC activities, from 1995 to December 2018. It involved keyword-based research from the CEC website and publication archives as well as discussions with CEC Secretariat staff to identify most initiatives.

Building Community Solutions to Marine Litter in North America

Common trash from consumer goods in coastal and inland locations makes up the majority of trash that ends up polluting our oceans. Marine litter damages ecosystems and kills marine life, threatening our food supplies, tourism, the fishing industry, and our economies. Through its 2017-2018 project “Building Community Solutions to Marine Litter”, the CEC led the […]

Building Community Solutions to Marine Litter in North America

Common trash from consumer goods in coastal and inland locations makes up the majority of trash that ends up polluting our oceans. Marine litter damages ecosystems and kills marine life, threatening our food supplies, tourism, the fishing industry, and our economies. Through its 2017-2018 project “Building Community Solutions to Marine Litter”, the CEC led the […]