Indigenous Peoples, Marginalized Populations and Climate Change: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Traditional Knowledge
19-21 July 2011 (Mexico City, Mexico)

Organized by the UNU-IAS Traditional Knowledge Initiative, this workshop aimed to identify, compile and analyze relevant indigenous and local observations, knowledge and practices related to understanding climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation. Lead authors and contributing authors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment report assisted in organising the meeting and provided expert presentations. The workshop provided 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 will be made available to the authors of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report and the global community. The workshop featured papers on adaptation planning and decision-making processes, livelihoods, resilience, vulnerabilities, water resources, agriculture and food security, as well as two special regional panels focusing on Latin Americaand small island states. There were 84 participants, representing research scientists, indigenous community representatives and international organizations. Read the workshop outcomes …