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TitleIndigenous knowledge for climate change assessment and adaptation / edited by Douglas Nakashima, Igor Krupnik, Jennifer T. Rubis
ImprintCambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018
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Descript 1 online resource (xx, 298 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)


This unique transdisciplinary publication is the result of collaboration between UNESCO's Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (LINKS) programme, the United Nations University's Traditional Knowledge Initiative, the IPCC, and other organisations. Chapters, written by indigenous peoples, scientists and development experts, provide insight into how diverse societies observe and adapt to changing environments. A broad range of case studies illustrate how these societies, building upon traditional knowledge handed down through generations, are already developing their own solutions for dealing with a rapidly changing climate and how this might be useful on a global scale. Of interest to policy-makers, social and natural scientists, and indigenous peoples and experts, this book provides an indispensable reference for those interested in climate science, policy and adaptation


Machine generated contents note: Foreword; 1. Indigenous knowledge for climate change assessment and adaptation: introduction Douglas Nakashima, Jennifer Rubis and Igor Krupnik; Part I. Knowing Our Weather and Climate: 2. Forest, reef and sea level rise in North Vanuatu: seasonal environmental practices and climate fluctuations in Island Melanesia Carlos Mondragon; 3. Annual cycles in indigenous Northwestern Amazon: a collaborative research towards climate change Monitoring Aloisio Cabalzar; 4. Indigenous knowledge in the time of climate change (with reference to Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia) Rosita Henry and Christine Pam; 5. Local responses to variability and climate change by Zoque indigenous communities in Chiapas, Mexico Maria Silva Sanchez Cortes and Elena Lazos Chavero; 6. Climate knowledge of Ch'ol farmers in Chiapas, Mexico Fernando Briones; Part II. Our Changing Homelands: 7. Indigenous forest management as a means for climate change adaptation and mitigation Wilfredo V. Alangui, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Kimaren Ole Riamit, Dennis Mairena, Edda Moreno, Waldo Muller, Frans Lakon, Paulus Unjing, Vitalis Andi, Elias Ngiuk and Sujarni Alloy; 8. Indigenous knowledge, history and environmental change as seen by Yolngu people of Blue Mud Bay, Northern Australia Marcus Barber; 9. Coping with climate: innovation and adaptation in Tibetan land use and agriculture Jan Salick, Anja Byg, Katie Konchar and Robbie Hart; 10. Seasonal environmental practices and climate fluctuations in Island Melanesia: transformations in a regional system in Eastern Papua New Guinea Frederick H. Damon; 11. Traditional knowledge and crop varieties as adaptation to climate change in SW China, the Bolivian Andes and Coastal Kenya Krystyna Swiderska, Hannah Reid, Yiching Song, Jingsong Li, Doris Mutta, Paul Ongugo, Mohamed Pakia, Rolando Oros and Sandra Barriga; Part III. Confronting Extreme Events: 12. Accounts from tribal elders: increasing vulnerability of the Navajo People to Drought and Climate Change in the Southwestern United States Margaret H. Redsteer, Klara Kelley, Harris Francis and Debra Block; 13. The spirits are leaving: adaptation and the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua Mirna Cunningham Kain; 14. Indigenous reindeer herding and adaptation to new hazards in the Arctic Svein D. Mathiesen, Mathis P. Bongo, P. Burgess, Robert W. Corell, Anna Degteva, Inger Marie G. Eira, Inger Hanssen-Bauer, Alvaro Ivanoff, Ole Henrik Magga, Nancy G. Maynard, Anders Oskal, Mikhail Pogodaev, Mikkel N. Sara, Dagrun Vikhamar Schuler and Ellen Inga Turi; 15. 'Everything that is happening now is beyond our capacity' - Nyangatom livelihoods under threat Sabine Troeger; Part IV. Sources of Indigenous Strength and Resilience: 16. 'Normal' catastrophes or harbinger of climate change? Reindeer-herding Sami facing dire winters in Northern Sweden Marie Roue; 17. Canaries of civilization: small island vulnerability, past adaptations and sea level rise Marjorie V. C. Falanruw; 18. Peasants of the Amazonian-Andes and their conversations with climate change in the region of San Martin Rider Panduro; 19. People of the whales: climate change and cultural survival among the Inupiat of Arctic Alaska Chie Sakakibara; 20. Indigenous knowledge for climate change assessment and adaptation: epilogue Igor Krupnik, Jennifer Rubis and Douglas Nakashima; Index

Indigenous peoples -- Ecology -- Case studies Human beings -- Effect of climate on -- Case studies Traditional ecological knowledge -- Case studies Climatic changes -- Case studies


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