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.
Lauren Herzer Risi
Director, Environmental Change and Security Program
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.