Enabling policy environments
Indigenous knowledge and its contributions to the climate change knowledge base are attracting increasing attention world-wide, both in science (e.g. IPCC, Future Earth) and in policy (e.g. UNFCCC). Climate Frontlines provides a platform to promote further understanding of indigenous knowledge and related issues in these global forums.
Growing regional networks
Transdisciplinary research networks bring together indigenous peoples, local communities and scientists to enhance capacity and support local knowledge of the environment. We are working in highly climate-vulnerable areas to strengthen capacity of different groups to understand how to bring together indigenous knowledge and climate change issues. Ongoing regional initiatives include:
Community research & action
From 2010–2013, Climate Frontlines supported research on local knowledge and climate change.
The list of projects can be found here or scroll through below.
- ON THE APPLICABILITY OF THE TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE ON WEATHER FORECASTING SYSTEM, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND THE SURVIVAL STRATEGIES OF THE PASTORALIST GABBRA PEOPLE OF NORTHERN KENYA
LOCAL MANAGEMENT OF CLIMATE CHANGE: COMMUNITY EXPERIENCES IN THE CHIQUIBUL-MAYAS MOUNTAINS BIOSPHERE RESERVECOMMUNITIES OF CHIQUIBUL-MONTANAS MAYAS BIOSPHERE RESERVE
- KYTHERA AND ANTIKYTHERA, GREECE
- KONSO OF SOUTHERN ETHIOPIA
- -PERCEPTION, UNDERSTANDING AND INTERPRETING THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE VARIABILITY AND IDENTIFYING EXISTING ADAPTATION STRATEGIES AMONG FISHERMEN COMMUNITIES ALONG THE COAST OF SAO NICOLAU, CAPE VERDE.
Education through discussion
Through our mailing list and discussion forums we connect communities worldwide to exchange and share views on climate change.
Key discussions can be found here.