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NAILSMA Climate Change Adaptation Workshop Report (2010)

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Marcia Langton presenting

Marcia Langton presenting

The NAILSMA Climate Change Adaptation Workshop, held on 21 and 22 April 2010, brought together two knowledge systems seeking to understand climate change, the policy responses and importantly, not only Indigenous perspectives from the bush, but also Tradional Owners whose country is urbanised. What is climate change? How does it impact on us and our country? What is or can be done about it? Many Indigenous people living in north Australia do not necessarily share the same assumptions as climate sciensts or policy makers in attempting to answer these questions.

The workshop aimed to build practical improvements in communicating understanding of these issues from both, the science and policy community, to Indigenous people in the north, and perceptions of and information about changes from Indigenous people living on, and observing their country, back to researchers and policy makers. Linguistic, cultural, geographic and historical differences should not be barriers to the creation of a better shared understanding of climate change impact and the practical and perceptive adaptations and responses needed to migate potentially disastrous outcomes.

Download a PDF of the NAILSMA Climate Change Adaptation Workshop Report



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