Recognizing The Value And Diversity Of Local Climate Knowledge Systems - Youba Sokona, Ipcc

Published on April 9, 2012
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UNU Twitter: UNU Facebook: Valuing indigenous and local environmental knowledge within the IPCC Excerpt from interview with Youba Sokona, Co-Chair Working Group III Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), recorded at "Climate Change Mitigation with Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples: Practices, Lessons Learned and Prospects" 26-28 March 2012, Cairns, Australia The workshop aimed to: *Reflect the wide and diverse 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 regional and local 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 Indigenous peoples', local communities'and developing country scientists' engagement and research in international climate dialogues *Provide policy-makers with relevant information on the mitigation potential of Indigenous peoples and local communities *Outline a publication in a Special Issue of a peer-reviewed scientific journal For background papers and meeting reports visit: