UNU Climate workshop forging indigenous-local-science relationships

February 14th, 2011 by

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 a key opportunity to ensure that experience, sources of information and knowledge (scientific, indigenous and local), along with data and literature (scientific and grey), focusing on vulnerable and marginalized regions of the world are made available to the authors of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report (published 2014) and the global community. This workshop is intended to redress the shortfall of available information on indigenous peoples and marginalized populations and climate change adaptation and mitigation.

A call for abstracts and more detailed background information about workshop is available from the United Nations University’s Traditional Knowledge Initiative website. A second workshop focusing on adaptation and mitigation will be held later in 2011 in Cairns, Australia.

The workshop is convened by United Nations University (UNU), Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with theĀ Mexican National Institute of Ecology (INE).

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