Supporting indigenous knowledge at the Planet Under Pressure international scientific conference
UNESCO release, 6 March 2012

PARIS, FRANCE: Recognizing that climate change adaptation must be rooted in local priorities, UNESCO and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) co-convene a panel on “Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Futures” at the international science conference Planet Under Pressure, to be held from 26-29 March 2012, in London, UK. Within the framework of their joint project Climate Frontlines, the panel brings together indigenous experts and researchers to discuss the contributions of community-based knowledge in assessing environmental change, adapting livelihoods and shaping national goals and global priorities, with case studies from the Sahel, the South Pacific, North America and the Himalayas. Read the release … Read the session’s programme …

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