CCMLCIP Cairns 2012 – Climate Change Mitigation Meeting
UNU-IAS Traditional Knowledge Initiative, March 2012

CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA: 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 (SCBD), the Secretariat of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance (NAILSMA) are holding a workshop on “Climate Change Mitigation with Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples: Practices, Lessons Learned and Prospects” from 26-28 March 2012, in Cairns, Australia. The 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; and compile regional and local data and grey literature that are relevant for understanding climate change mitigation at the local level. It also aims to support indigenous peoples’, local communities’ and developing country scientists’ engagement and research in international climate dialogues; and provide policy-makers with relevant information on mitigation, indigenous peoples and local communities.

Panels address: agriculture and land use systems; livelihoods and culture; REDD+ mitigation; renewable energies and energy supply; forestry; carbon abatement; governance; and mitigation for sustainable development. A list of social media tools is available for workshop participants and interested individuals across the world. Visit the workshop’s website …Read the daily blog posts by National Geographic …