Blog: Scientists learn more about indigenous views at panel
Posted: Friday, March 23, 2012
"In what may be a ‘clash of worldviews’ representatives from indigenous and local communities are holding a climate workshop with physicists, computer modellers and other climate scientists from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Cairns, Australia 26-28 March.
This is a unique opportunity for Native peoples to discuss their traditional knowledge and experiences as it relates to climate change.
Indigenous peoples are amongst the most affected by current and future climate change but their experiences and knowledge have largely been ignored by science experts at the IPCC acknowleges. The workshop, Climate Change Mitigation with Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples: Practices, Lessons Learned and Prospects, is a significant effort to change this."
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Climate Scientists To Attend Native Knowledge ‘Boot Camp’ In Australia
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