Indigenous Knowledge

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Native americans. Portrait of americans indians.
Northeastern and mid-Atlantic tribal nations lived sustainably on the coastline for centuries before colonization. How can their experiences inform strategies for sea level rise adaptation?
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The Asia-Pacific Partnership for Disaster Risk Reduction (APP-DRR) Forum concluded with a strong commitment to accelerate the implementation of the Sendai Framework by leveraging upcoming opportunities and with a confirmation of the dates for the 2022 Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which will be hosted by Australia in the city of Brisbane.
Already, parts of Lincolnville are experiencing occasional or frequent flooding, particularly on the east and south sides of the neighborhood. The impacts are amplified by the neighborhood’s paved surfaces and lack of green spaces, which can absorb runoff.
A helicopter drops water on a raging bushfire
Professional fire watchers are astounded at the scale of burning in Australia – almost as much, they say, as the lack of interest the fires generate.
Banner of the WIPO Photography Prize competition
Through this activity, WIPO aims to celebrate and make widely known the creativity of Indigenous and local community youth, as well as raise their awareness on how copyright can be used to protect their creativity expressed in the photographs.
This is the cover page of the publication showing a rooftop with solar panels.
This research explores what is required for sustainable Indigenous housing in regional and remote Australia. It argues that sustainability should be understood in terms of the capacity of housing to confer positive health and wellbeing outcomes for householders.
The indigenous inhabitants of the islands in Muara Siberut are also known as the Mentawai population. West Sumatra, Siberut Island, Indonesia.
Forests, and the communities who protect and manage them, are critical in tackling climate change and nature loss. From COP26, guest blogger Gustavo Sánchez explains why they can no longer be ignored in the distribution of climate finance
This image shows a tiny fishing community with red colored houses next to the arctic ocean during wintertime with snow, in northern Norway called Bugoynes.
The forecasting tool IceNet promises to be a useful tool for evaluating sea ice loss in the Arctic. But ethical and logistic considerations have to be taken before scientific and Indigenous communities start working together.
A report that the Institute of Tribal Environmental Professionals at Northern Arizona University published shows how Indigenous Nations respond to climate change.