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UNU Climate workshop forging indigenous-local-science relationships

February 14th, 2011 by Citt Williams

In Mexico City, on 19-21st June 2011, an international workshop will bring together indigenous peoples, marginalized populations experts, developing country scientists and the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) to identify, compile and analyze relevant indigenous and local observations, knowledge and practices related to understanding climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation. The workshops will provide […]

Indigenous people on climate change: UNU’s traditional Knowledge Initiative

January 31st, 2011 by Citt Williams

In recent years, indigenous peoples have been recognised as powerful knowledge holders on climate change and key actors for developing policy to mitigate and cope with its effects. Observations of ecosystem change by indigenous peoples are acting as a sentinel like warning system for climate change. More importantly, the long-term place-based adaptation approaches developed by […]