ASSESSMENT & ADAPTATION

Promoting the inclusion of diverse knowledge systems within climate change processes, UNESCO provides decision-makers with an understanding of how indigenous knowledge contributes to assessing climate change, its impacts and the range of options for community adaptation. Indigenous knowledge has emerged as an essential ingredient of intergovernmental efforts for climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Processes 

Indigenous knowledge has emerged as an essential ingredient of intergovernmental efforts for climate change adaptation and mitigation. National and intergovernmental processes are looking into how to work with indigenous knowledge

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INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL
ON CLIMATE CHANGE (IPCC)
FIFTH ASSESSMENT – SYNTHESIS REPORT (2014)
Indigenous, local and traditional knowledge systems and practices are major resource for adapting to climate change
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UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE (UNFCCC)
JOINT MEETING OF THE ADAPTATION COMMITTEE (AC) AND THE NAIROBI WORK PROGRAMME (NWP)
On available tools for the use of indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices for adaptation

Events 

There is now and urgent need to develop methods and tools to bring indigenous knowledge into national and global efforts as well as to build capacities to ensure the full and effective participation of indigenous knowledge holders in a transdisciplinary engagement with scientist and policy maker

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UN WORLD CONFERENCE ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (WCIP)
Discussion and analysis of the current status of indigenous knowledge within intergovernmental processes
UNESCO SIDE EVENT: BUILDING INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE INTO CLIMATE CHANGE ASSESSMENT AND ADAPTATION
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RIO +20 UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
RECOGNIZING AND STRENGTHENING THE ROLE OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND THEIR COMMUNITIES
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PLANET UNDER PRESSURE
INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE AND SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Community-based evaluations of climate change, vulnerability, adaptation and innovation
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LINKING CULTURAL AND BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
UNESCO-CBD JOINT PROGRAMME
Biological and cultural diversity to be genuinely integrated into development cooperation strategies.
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INDIGENOUS PEOPLE ENGAGE IN DIALOGUE WITH PARTIES OF THE UNFCCC
FRIDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2015, UNESCO, PARIS
Indigenous peoples sharing their perspective on the international climate negotiations and on actions needed to reinforce their resilience with Member States, just ahead of the COP21.
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15th SESSION OF THE PERMANENT FORUM ON INDIGENOUS ISSUES (UNFII)
UNESCO SIDE EVENT: UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE FOR THE EMPOWERMENT FOR THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
UNESCO’s representatives attended the fifteenth session of the UNFII, held at United Nations Headquarters, in New York.