Climate Change Mitigation with Indigenous Peoples: Practices, Lessons Learned and Prospects

This workshop is organized by the UN 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 (CBD), and the UN Development Programme (UNDP). The workshop aims to: reflect the 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 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.  

dates: 26-28 March 2012   location: Cairns, Australia   contact: United Nations University – Institute of Advanced Studies Traditional Knowledge Initiative   phone: +61-8-8946-6792/7652   fax: +61-8-8946-7720   e-mail: ramos@ias.unu.edu   www: http://www.unutki.org/news.php?news_id=123&doc_id=6