Mobilizing local and indigenous knowledge for climate change observations and solutions: A perspective from the Caribbean region

© T photography / A group of fishermen catching fish at sunset with the net, the traditional way of fishing at the small fishing village along west coast of Martinique, Caribbean Sea. 2011.

A regional expert conference organized by UNESCO

27-29 September 2017

The Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recognizes indigenous, local, and traditional knowledge systems and practices as a major resource for adapting to climate change (IPCC, 2014). For coastal regions and small islands, however, the contributions of local and indigenous knowledge are largely based on research and literature from the Pacific, with a research gap in other small island regions, including the Caribbean.

Contributing to the mobilization of local and indigenous knowledge in the Caribbean, UNESCO will organize a regional conference on local and indigenous knowledge and climate change. Deadline for submissions is 13 July 2017.

Further details are available on the conference website.

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