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Indigenous Peoples’ Global Summit on Climate Change

Kirsty Galloway McLean


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The Global Summit on Climate Change, organized by the UNU Institute for Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) Traditional Knowledge Initiative and held 20–24 April, 2009 in Anchorage, Alaska, brought together over 400 indigenous delegates and observers. It enabled indigenous peoples from all regions of the globe to exchange their knowledge and experience in adapting to the impacts of climate change, and to develop key messages and recommendations to be articulated to the world at the Conference of Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen in December.

Focus areas:

Capacity building

Regions covered:


Participating entities:

UNU-IAS Traditional Knowledge Initiative

Non-UN partners:

Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC)


Report of the 2009 Indigenous Peoples’ Global Summit on Climate Change (forthcoming)

The Anchorage Declaration


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