Black Farmers in North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida
The William R. Kenan, Jr Charitable Trust awarded a $250,000 grant to Nature For Justice (N4J) to increase the capacity among Black Farmers living in North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida as they adapt to the cumulative effects of climate change on their livelihoods and communities. Within a week of the award, N4J received another $250,000 from two anonymous donors making the program $500,000.
Kevin Bryan will lead the project and has agreed to take on the role of N4J’s Managing Director for US Operations.
The project will address the impacts of climate change which, when coupled with the historic exclusion from agricultural resources and opportunities, have increasingly imperiled the livelihoods of thousands of African American farmers across this nation. Early discussions have begun with The University of North Carolina’s Kenan Flagler Business School and the American Forest Foundation.
N4J has awarded its first small grant to Los Aliados in Ecuador to work with smallholder farmers as they adopt Climate Smart agricultural practices to adapt to climate change.
Papua New Guinea
In Papua New Guinea, N4J is assisting NIHT, based in the Province of New Ireland, as it seeks to market 1.1 million verified carbon credits and expand its work from 330,000 hectares and 14 recognized land groups to other parts of the province and PNG. N4J’s technical and investment partner, Cultivo, has been assisting in this effort.
Kate Thompson, former Deloitte Partner, is assisting N4J to engage with several agencies and departments in the new administration on various large-scale projects and programs.
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The GSN is a team of scientists led by Eric Dinerstein whose goal is to halt the dual crises of biodiversity loss and climate change. Their analysis lays out seven layers of importance (e.g. climate, biodiversity, corridors) that will be useful to us as we estimate the value of natural capital stacks in the places we choose to work.
Cultivo brings to the partnership an ability to help communities quantify the value of the natural capital stack – the biodiversity, water, carbon, and ecosystem services -– that they’ve lived with for generations and have begun to lose due to our changing climate.
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