Climate Change Experiences in Northern Australia – Health, Adaptation, Forest Management and Global Relevance
UNU-IAS Traditional Knowledge Initiative, November 2009

Edited by Kirsty Galloway McLean, this publication contains the proceedings of the International Public Forum on Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change – a collaborative effort between Charles Darwin University (CDU), the United Nations University – Institute of Advanced Studies Traditional Knowledge Initiative, and the North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance (NAILSMA), held on 3 April 2008, at CDU. Speakers were invited to share case studies on practical experiences, particularly focusing on the impacts of climate change on indigenous peoples, and adaptation, mitigation and opportunities for carbon projects. This was followed by a panel discussion featuring several international experts, who provided commentary on the similarities of indigenous experiences of climate change worldwide, and discussed the implications of a rapidly changing world on the application of traditional knowledge. Download the publication [pdf] …