Mobilizing local and indigenous knowledge for climate change observations and solutions
The Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recognizes indigenous, local, and traditional knowledge systems and practices as a major resource for adapting to climate change (IPCC, 2014). For coastal regions and small islands, however, the contributions of local and indigenous knowledge are largely based on research and literature from the Pacific, with a research gap in other small island regions, including the Caribbean.
- Provide a regional overview of the state-of-the-art of local and indigenous knowledge of the environment in the Caribbean, including tools and methodologies for working with local and indigenous knowledge
- Understand the key regional issues, experiences and good practices for promoting local and indigenous knowledge in climate change assessment and action
Call for submissions
Deadline for submissions is 13 July 2017.
If you are interested in participating as a panel speaker in the event, please submit a case study, research, narrative or testimony that relates to one of the four themes. Case studies should focus on the greater Caribbean region, including island states and dependent territories, and coastal regions bordering the Caribbean.
Presenters may be asked to contribute to a publication.
Travel funds are available for some selected speakers.
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