Climate Change Mitigation with Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples: Practices, Lessons Learned and Prospects
26-28 March 2012 (Cairns, Australia)

In response to numerous requests, the workshop secretariat has decided to extend the deadline for submission of abstracts to 7 December 2011. Convened by United Nations University (UNU), in collaboration with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Australian Government Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, UNDP, the UNPFII Secretariat and the North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance (NAILSMA), this workshop aims to: reflect the wide and diverse range of perspectives concerning indigenous peoples/local communities and climate change responses (including mitigation); support the build-up of understanding and peer-reviewed literature in the field of Indigenous peoples, local communities and climate change mitigation; compile regional and local data and grey literature that are relevant for understanding climate change mitigation involving local and Indigenous knowledge holders, local populations, and developing country scientists; support Indigenous peoples’, local communities’ and developing country scientists’ engagement and research in international climate dialogues; provide policy-makers with relevant information on the mitigation potential of Indigenous peoples and local communities; and outline a publication in a Special Issue of a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Submissions should be relevant to the workshop theme – Climate Change Mitigation – and should contribute specific knowledge and practices of indigenous peoples/local communities about climate change mitigation. They should either be based on field data and/or knowledge that comes from the communities of interest, or concern a comprehensive literature review on a specific topic relevant to the theme. Submissions will be accepted through an online submission process. Read the announcement … Further information on the workshop …