This study underscores the importance of the experience of indigenous peoples in the climate change debate by focusing on their twin roles: a) as sentinels by cataloguing actual current impacts, rather than projections and speculations; and b) as innovators by reviewing the implementation of local adaptation and mitigation measures. This survey is a valuable resource for environmentalists, scholars, indigenous peoples’ organizations and policy-makers.
UNU-IAS Traditional Knowledge Initiative
Climate Change, Adaptation and Indigenous Peoples — A Global Compendium of Case Studies (forthcoming)
A compendium of case studies and associated analysis.
The IPCC has identified local knowledge as an important missing element in its previous assessments and a focus for its next assessment process. The UNU-IAS Traditional Knowledge Initiative looks at this important area.