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Energy - Traditional Knowledge and Climate Science

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Published on Aug 5, 2012

Energy L'Énergie Energía Энергия

In addition to being owners of large carbon sinks, Indigenous Peoples and local communities are also actively participating in various other important mitigation activities such as producing renewable energies in their territories (wind, small hydropower and geothermal), and resource management projects that reduce pressure on natural resources and enhance local adaptive capacity.

For example, in the United States, Indian tribal lands cover only 5% of land area but have the potential for about 535 billion kWh/year of wind energy which is equivalent to 14% of current U.S. total annual energy generation.

In the Arctic, Indigenous peoples potentially have access to immense renewable energy resources - particularly wind and water - which are being explored as potential energy sources for the US and Canada.35 And the World Bank is currently financing major initiatives to scale up concentrate solar power in communities in the Middle East and North Africa.

Emissions from developing countries are projected to increase substantially in the coming years. Energy decisions made by Indigenous peoples could therefore have a large influence on efforts to limit total global emissions. Indigenous and local peoples are participating in various important Clean Development Mechanism(CDM) projects.

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www.unutki.org/climate

Screening at the "Think Forward Film Festival" in Venice, Italy (Nov 30-Dec 1, 2012)
http://thinkforwardfestival.it/home-en

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Science and Traditional Knowledge meet to respond to climate change

La science et les savoirs traditionnels s'unissent pour faire face aux changements climatiques

La Ciencia y el Conocimiento Tradicional se reúnen para responder al
climático.

Ciência e Conhecimentos Tradicionais reunir-se para responder
mudança climática.

Науки и традиционные знания встречаются в ответ на климата

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