Land use, climate change adaptation and indigenous peoples
Kirsty Galloway McLean, OurWorld 2.0, 8 October 2012

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA: In this article, Kirsty Galloway McLean from UNU-IAS Traditional Knowledge Initiative examines the responses of indigenous peoples to the impacts of climate change, and their adaptation efforts. Resilience is rooted in traditional knowledge, as indigenous peoples’ capacity to adapt to environmental change is based first and foremost on in-depth understanding of the land. This resilience however depends on an ability to nurture and manage this relationship. A number of case studies underscore the linkages between indigenous peoples, the ecosystems they live in, and climate change adaptation. Read the article …