The NAID Center, founded in 1995, conducts interdisciplinary research concerning the economic integration of North America.
This report focuses on creating an equitable workforce development strategy that should accompany a "Justice Transition" to 100% renewable energy generation by the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The report has two major parts. The first presents a LA100 Public Access Data Analysis Platform and Calculator that allows for multiple community stakeholders (including ratepayers) to engage in environmental and energy justice planning. The second part presents a Community Case Study of Wilmington and a Community Engagement Approach to identify multiple pathways to community engagement and planning for energy, ecological, and environmental Justice Transitions with a primary focus on jobs and workforce development connected to LADWP investments, policies, and existing programs.
Written by Raul Hinojosa, Abel Valenzuela, Leticia Bustamante, Rafael Barrientos, Marcelo Pleitez, Magali Sanchez-Hall, Saul Ruddick-Schulman. Produced by UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UCLA Department of Social Science, and the UCLA North American Integration and Development Center.
Los Angeles is set to make a bold move towards clean energy by aiming for a complete transition to renewable electricity within the next 12 years. A team of UCLA researchers has spent two years developing the LA100 Equitable Strategies Report, which will serve as a guide to ensure that the city's renewable energy plan prioritizes social and environmental justice, benefiting all residents of Los Angeles. This marks an ongoing partnership between UCLA and the city, as the research team will continue to collaborate closely to navigate and implement the transition, fostering a more equitable and sustainable energy future for Angelenos.
Follow fellow scholars, students and experts as they research and learn ways to apply innovative solution to resolve our current global challenges. From Mexico City to the Rural areas Oaxaca, join and view our journey of exploration and learning with on-the-ground leaders. The NAID Center promotes intensive learning opportunities for students and experts at UCLA, and across the world, in order to teach about the economic and environmental challenges that continue to grow in the 21st century.
Indigenous populations and front-line communities face many challenge in the age of climate change, population growth and immigration crisis issues. The UCLA NAID Center provides in-depth on-the-ground opportunities and access to scholars, students and experts at UCLA to explore the growing challenges we face in the 21st century.
This report finds that despite being the demographic group most concentrated in employment sectors determined by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to be “essential and critical” to the economy, undocumented immigrants receive the lowest wages, are most concentrated in jobs with high risk of various hazards.
Modeling COVID-19 Economic Impacts and Government Relief Policies by Race and Immigration Status in Los Angeles County, California, and the US. Report prepared by the UCLA North American Integration and Development (NAID) Center and the Mexican Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía. Written By: Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda and Sherman Robinson with Jaihui Zhang, Marcelo Pleitez, Julie Aguilar, Valentin Solis, Edward Telles, and Abel Valenzuela . Publish Date: August 10, 2020
Financial technologies and global banking have transformed the remittance markets. These innovations continue to make impacts on the development of North America and beyond.
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