Event

Indigenous Peoples, Marginalized Populations and Climate Change Workshop

This is the first of a series of two workshops organized by the UN University (UNU), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The workshop will bring together representatives of indigenous peoples and marginalized populations, natural and social scientists, and other experts in relevant domains. The aim of the workshops is to identify, compile and analyse relevant indigenous and local observations, knowledge and practices related to understanding climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation. This first workshop, which will focus on climate change vulnerability, adaptation and traditional knowledge, will be held in collaboration with the Mexican National Institute of Ecology (INE).  

dates: 19-21 July 2011   location: Mexico, Mexico   contact: UN University – Institute of Advanced Studies Traditional Knowledge Initiative   phone: +61-8-8946-6792/7652   fax: +61-8-8946-7720   e-mail: tki@ias.unu.edu   www: http://www.unutki.org/default.php?doc_id=187.