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Climate Change Experiences in Northern Australia (2008)

Author:  UNU-IAS NAILSMA Charles Darwin University
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International Public Forum on Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change

International Public Forum on Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change

This book contains the proceedings of an International Public Forum on Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change 2008.

A collaborative effort between Charles Darwin University (CDU), the United Nations University – Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) Traditional Knowledge Initiative, and the North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance (NAILSMA), held at CDU on 3 April 2008. The outcomes of the forum contributed to the International Expert Group Meeting on Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change which was held from 2 to 4 April 2008 in Darwin, Australia, which in turn was submitted to the seventh session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues held from 22 April to 2 May 2008 at the UN Headquarters in New York.

Speakers were invited to share case studies on practical experiences, particularly focussing on the impacts of climate change on Indigenous peoples and adaptation, mitigation and opportunities for carbon projects. This was followed by a panel discussion featuring several international experts in order to relate the Australian experience with experiences worldwide.

You can download a PDF of the report

For more information go to the UNU-IAS website: Traditional Knowledge Initiative