The indigenous fight against climate change

Type: 
Literature
Publication: 
Fogarty, Irene. 2017. The indigenous fight against climate change. The Irish Times.
Year Published: 
2017
Description: 

Globally, indigenous peoples number around 370 million, who speak 4,000 different languages and represent 5,000 different cultures. Their scientific knowledge of animals, insects, agricultural techniques and weather patterns is honed from interaction with nature, often gained over millennia and passed down through generations. Indigenous science knowledge is crucial for monitoring and mitigating climate change impacts, yet collaborations between climate science and indigenous peoples are only nascent. Across the globe, examples abound of the resilience and adaptiveness of indigenous peoples in ensuring food security for their communities and conserving biodiversity.

Category: 
climate change, resilience, indigeneity, adaptation, mitigation, planning, management, collaboration, TEK,