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International Public Forum on Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change – The Tropical Australian Experience

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Kirsty Galloway McLean

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Five expert speakers, combining indigenous and traditional knowledge with more traditional western science, were selected to speak at the Public Forum, organized by the UNU Institute for Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) Traditional Knowledge Initiative and held 3 April, 2008 in Darwin, Australia.

They shared their experiences on health, adaptation and fire management in northern Australia. This was followed by a discussion with a global panel of experts.

Focus areas:

Adaptation

Regions covered:

Australia

Participating entities:

UNU-IAS Traditional Knowledge Initiative

Non-UN partners:

Charles Darwin University, NAILSMA (North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance)

Publications:

Climate Change in Northern Australia — Health, Adaptation, Fire Management and Global Relevance: Proceedings of the International Public Forum on Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change – The Tropical Australian Experience (forthcoming)

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