Resilience in a time of uncertainty: Indigenous peoples and climate change


  • 7, Place de Fontenoy Paris, IDF, 75007 France

As the world comes to Paris for COP21, UNESCO and the French National Museum of Natural History, together with Tebtebba and Conservation International, will organize an international transdisciplinary conference bringing together indigenous peoples, governments and scientists to understand the impacts of a changing climate on communities and how climate change policy, programmes and tools can be developed to support local initiatives to respond. Speakers will provide testimonies about the impacts already confronting local communities, efforts to find innovative strategies to cope with change, and case studies that highlight how indigenous knowledge and science co-design solutions. Sessions will organized around the following themes: 

  • Observing and understanding the impacts of climate change
  • Adapting traditional livelihoods in the face of uncertainty
  • Mitigation and indigenous peoples' response
  • Strategies for resilience
  • Understanding and responding to extreme events and disasters

The two day conference will include plenaries and parallel sessions. The conference will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. Pre-registration is required. Interpretation will be provided in French, English and Spanish.  For registration information: http://indigenous2015.org/content/registration