Indigenous Perspectives of Climate Change and Risk

December 8th, 2020

CSIRO is supporting Indigenous-led climate adaptation planning

Indigenous peoples are some of the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.  They are observing changes to their traditional lands such as sea level rise, changes in plant growth and animal behaviour, the presence of water, as well as fire patterns. Indigenous knowledge and culture is a strong source of resilience in adapting to climate change.  Their unique perspectives on climate change and risk are shaped by their particular history, culture and economic conditions.

This collaborative project with the Malgana Peoples, the Traditional Custodians of the World Heritage Area of Shark Bay, uses two-way knowledge exchange to begin to understand how Western Science can support Indigenous-led climate adaptation planning that focuses first on the Malgana Peoples’ perspectives of climate related risks.

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