Reframing climate change science to include indigenous and local knowledge - Dr Tero Mustonen





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Published on Apr 9, 2012

Dr. Tero Mustonen from Snowchange.org outlines some of the worldview challenges and potential collaborative ways forward for Indigenous peoples and the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Excerpt from interview with Dr. Tero Mustonen from Snowchange.org recorded at UNU meeting "Climate Change Mitigation with Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples: Practices, Lessons Learned and Prospects"

26-28 March 2012, Cairns, Australia

The workshop aimed to:
*Reflect the wide and diverse range of perspectives concerning indigenous peoples/local communities and climate change responses (including mitigation)
*Support the build-up of understanding and peer-reviewed literature in the field of Indigenous peoples, local communities and climate change mitigation
*Compile regional and local data and grey literature that are relevant for understanding climate change mitigation involving local and Indigenous knowledge holders, local populations, and developing country scientists
*Support Indigenous peoples', local communities'and developing country scientists' engagement and research in international climate dialogues
*Provide policy-makers with relevant information on the mitigation potential of Indigenous peoples and local communities
*Outline a publication in a Special Issue of a peer-reviewed scientific journal

For background papers and meeting reports visit:


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