Initiatives

N4J works with partners to identify initiatives that reflect its mission
to help vulnerable populations adapt to the climate crisis.

Assisting African American Farmers Adapt to Climate Change

Black, Indigenous and people of color farmers have been subjected to centuries of prejudice and systemic racism, resulting in economic disadvantages which are being exacerbated by the growing climate crisis.

With support from The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, the Walmart Foundation, and private donors, Nature For Justice has embarked on this multi-year program to help these farmers adopt climate-smart agriculture.

We are in Phase 2 of the program, establishing the Inclusive Climate Resource Network.  This network will consist of regional partners to promote awareness and access to climate-smart agriculture practices, regional climate risk analysis, financial assistance, and capacity development. The initial pilot Hub will be in central North Carolina and more Hubs are expected to follow after the establishment of the pilot.

Ecuador: Sustainable Management of the Andean-Amazonian Cloud Forest

N4J is supporting Fundación Los Aliados (Aliados) in Ecuador to work with marginalized communities being affected by the climate crisis in a critically important region of the Andean-Amazon slope in Ecuador, where up to 20% of eastern tropical cloud forests have been lost in the past two decades.

N4J will support and train community-based agriculture extension personnel to promote improved farmer income via crop diversification and also to implement a monitoring and evaluation system that includes reduced threats to protected areas and restoration of degraded forests.

Ghana: Nature-based Solutions in Global Biodiversity Hotspot

Ghana NCRC and N4J

N4J will support Nature Conservation Research Center (NCRC) in Ghana to develop feasibility studies on Nature-based Solutions (NbS) projects in the Guinea High Forest Biodiversity Hotspot in eastern Ghana.

This initiative will contribute to Ghana’s national climate change goals and support offset goals of partner companies.

N4J’s support will include financial resources and technical expertise on key aspects of developing NbS projects.  N4J is placing emphasis on building in-country expertise through this project.