Land Use And Adapation - Traditional Knowledge And Climate Science Series

Published on Aug. 6, 2012
Channel: Un University
Source: Youtube

When considering climate change, indigenous peoples and marginalized populations warrant particular attention. Impacts on Indigenous territories and communities are anticipated to be both early and severe due to their location in vulnerable environments, including small islands, high altitude zones, desert margins and the circumpolar Arctic. Indeed, climate change poses a direct threat to many indigenous and marginalized societies due to their continuing reliance upon resource-based livelihoods. Thus, there is a need to understand the specific vulnerabilities and adaptation capacities of indigenous and marginalized communities. Indigenous and marginalized peoples, however, are not just victims of climate change. Their accumulated knowledge makes them excellent observers of environmental change and related impacts. Attentiveness to environmental variability, shift and trends is an integral part of their ways of life. Community-based and local knowledge may thus offer valuable insights into environmental change due to climate change, and complement broader-scale scientific research with local precision and nuance. Finally, indigenous societies and marginalized populations have elaborated diverse coping strategies to deal with change. While the environmental transformations caused by climate change are expected to be unprecedented, indigenous and local knowledge and coping strategies may nonetheless provide a crucial foundation for community-based adaptation measures. Read full UN report, download this video and find other multi-lingual resources here: Read the related article: **** Land Use and Adaptation L'utilisation de la terre et Uso Y Adaptación De La Tierra Uso Da Terra E Adaptação Землепользование Science and Traditional Knowledge meet to respond to climate change La science et les savoirs traditionnels s'unissent pour faire face aux changements climatiques La Ciencia y el Conocimiento Tradicional se reúnen para responder al climático. Ciência e Conhecimentos Tradicionais reunir-se para responder mudança climática. Науки и традиционные знания встречаются в ответ на климата Download this video and other resources from: