Profiles from the Peninsula is a series dedicated to spotlighting the partners who make up the Baja Working Group, and their projects. This week’s profile is on INPACVI (the Institute for Environmental and Quality of Life Planning, in Spanish), and their efforts to create more resilient landscapes in Baja California.
Puedes leer este blog en español aquí.
Profiles from the Peninsula is a series dedicated to spotlighting the partners who make up the Baja Working Group, and their projects. Each week, we will bring you a new profile in the form of a blog like this one. More information about the working group can be found here.
“Nature and society in harmony.” That’s the motto of the Ensenada-based group, INPACVI (the Institute for Environmental and Quality of Life Planning, in Spanish). It’s an apt slogan for an organization whose mission is to plan and develop sustainable and resilient landscapes in urban, rural, and remote areas to promote both nature conservation and social welfare.
Photo: Raymundo - Gonzalez, I.
We asked INPACVI’s co-founder and project lead, Rosa Contreras, what does climate resilience look like for our cross-border region from her perspective? She responded that it means being “prepared for local changes caused by climate change, and the long-term maintenance of the floral and marine ecosystems that share characteristics between California and Baja California, in addition to sustaining the economy and social wellbeing in the face of these changes.”
In their efforts to address these challenges, INPACVI’s objectives include collaborative participation to empower society through proactive, participatory, and inclusive management, with an eye towards sustainable and resilient development. They do this through various programs aimed at creating green urban infrastructure and green corridors in rural areas. They also manage a number of projects aimed at using green infrastructure to mitigate the risks of climate change in vulnerable areas. These projects, undertaken in collaboration with other groups, address climate impacts to both terrestrial and marine ecosystems.
Photo: Torres - Rodriguez, Y.
The INPACVI team have been long-standing partners with the Climate Science Alliance, and they have demonstrated a long-term commitment to advancing science-based decision in all their work. Specifically, through their ongoing collaborative projects in local education centers, INPACVI continues to exemplify their motto of promoting harmony between nature and society throughout the region.<