UNESCO Launches Internet-Based Discussion Forum on Climate Change for Vulnerable Groups


June 2008: In an effort to

engage vulnerable groups in international debates on climate change, the UN

Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Coasts and Small Islands Platform and Local

and Indigenous Knowledge Systems Programme has launched an Internet-based

discussion forum on climate change.

The Frontlines of Climate Change Forum was created in

partnership with the Secretariats of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the

UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and the Office of the High Commissioner

for Human Rights. The Forum aims to explore the experiences of rural or

indigenous communities living in small islands, the circumpolar Arctic,

high-altitude zones, low-lying coastal areas, tropical forests, desert margins

and other vulnerable environments. [The Frontlines of Climate Change Forum]