Traditional peoples and climate change

Salick, J. and Ross, N. (2009) Traditional peoples and climate change. Global Environmental Change, 19 (2). pp. 137-139.

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Indigenous and other traditional peoples are only rarely considered in academic, policy and public discourses on climate change, despite the fact that they are and will be greatly impacted by present and impending changes. Symptomatic of the neglect of indigenous peoples, the recently released IPCC II (2007) report summary on climate change impacts makes only scarce mention of indigenous peoples, and then only in polar regions and merely as helpless victims of changes beyond their control. The IPCC III (2007) report on mitigation of climate change does not consider the role of indigenous peoples at all. This view of indigenous peoples as passive and helpless, at best, is not new, with roots going back to colonialism and reoccurring in contemporary discussions of development, conservation, indigenous rights, and indigenous knowledge.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: People, Climate change, Environment,Sustainability
Author Affiliation: Missouri Botanical Garden, USA
Subjects: Atmosperic Science > Climatology
Environmental Science > Environment
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr Arbind Seth
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2013 14:15
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2013 14:15
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