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Live Webcast: The Use of Indigenous Traditional Knowledge in Climate Change Strategies

November 3, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Information from Environmental Change and Security Program (Wilson Center):

The risks posed by climate change, and in particular climate’s impact on marginalized communities, have further exposed the linkages between climate change, environmental degradation, racism, and social injustice. Often missing from conversations focused on these injustices, however, is an awareness of the agency and knowledge that Indigenous communities bring to climate response. As the global community ramps up efforts to address climate change, incorporating Indigenous knowledge into those efforts could serve to inform scientific best practices for climate resilience and boost multi-stakeholder engagement at local, regional, and national levels.

How can Indigenous knowledge help shape efforts to address climate change? What kinds of partnerships can ensure that Indigenous knowledge is incorporated into decision-making at various levels (i.e., from the local to national and international)? Join us for a discussion with leaders who are working to incorporate Indigenous knowledge into climate decision-making.

Follow the conversation on Twitter @NewSecurityBeat. Find related coverage of these issues on blog, NewSecurityBeat.org.



Lauren Herzer Risi

Director, Environmental Change and Security Program


Kat Brigham

Chair, Board of Trustees, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Sinéia do Vale

Environmental Manager & Coordinator of the Environmental Management Department, Indigenous Council of Roraima, Brazil

Dalee Sambo Dorough, PhD

Chair, Inuit Circumpolar Council


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Information source: Environmental Change and Security Program, Wilson Center.