Climate change mitigation and indigenous peoples

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2012•03•26 - 2012•03•28

    Workshop: Climate change mitigation with indigenous peoples: Practices, lessons learned and prospects 

    This workshop is organized by the 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 (CBD), and the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

    The aims of the workshop are 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 engagement and research in international climate dialogues by indigenous peoples, local communities and developing country scientists;
    • provide policymakers with relevant information on the mitigation potential of indigenous peoples and local communities; and
    • outline publication in a special issue of a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

    A unique aspect of this workshop is that the organizers are mobilizing the power of social media to engage interested individuals across the world in the discussions and outcomes.

    The Workshop Agenda and Social Media Guide are available for downloading in the right margin of this page.