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Community coping practices, local community knowledge accumulated over generations of living in a particular environment that is shared and applied to reduce community vulnerability and form the basis of community coping practices.

 A Cakchiquel family in the hamlet of Patzutzun, Guatemala by UN Photo

Why are indigenous people sidelined at UN climate talks?

29 Jul 2014, RTCC

Indigenous people are made vulnerable by their widespread and continuing neglect and marginalisation in national, regional and international climate change policy. Unfortunately, this state of affairs is no surprise; the false but prevalent portrayal of indigenous peoples as homogenous, backwards and vulnerable is a product of colonialism...


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