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2011: Climate Change Adaptation Workshop, Mexico

Meeting report of the Indigenous Peoples, Marginalized Populations and Climate Change: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Traditional Knowledge workshop held in Mexico City, Mexico, 19-21 July 2011 

The Indigenous Peoples, Marginalized Populations and Climate Change: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Traditional Knowledge was held in Mexico City, Mexico (19-21 July 2011). The aim of the workshop was to identify, compile and analyze relevant indigenous and local observations, knowledge and practices related to understanding climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation.

The three day workshop was attended by over 84 experts, and brought together indigenous peoples and marginalized populations experts, developing country scientists and the IPCC in the identification and selection of relevant data and literature. The workshop was overseen by a panel of international scientific experts.

The overall aims of the workshops were to:

  • Advance understanding of climate change vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation with respect to indigenous peoples and marginalized populations, with particular attention to vulnerable regions.
  • Compile regional and local data that are relevant for understanding climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation involving local and indigenous knowledge holders, marginalized populations, developing country scientists and considering also grey literature.
  • Engage indigenous peoples, marginalized populations and developing country scientists and their research in international climate dialogues and debates.
  • Provide policy-makers with relevant information on the vulnerabilities, knowledge and adaptive capacity of indigenous peoples and marginalized populations.

Downloads:

Download the meeting report [pdf]...

Download the list of participants [pdf]...

Download the compliation of abstracts [pdf]... (ENGLISH / ESPAÑOL)

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