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Indigenous women's preferences for climate change adaptation and aquaculture development to build capacity in the Northern Territory

Source(s):  Charles Darwin University (CDU)
National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF)

This document relates the findings of a research project which investigated indigenous dependence on marine resources and people’s perspectives on climate change and adaptation. A secondary objective of the project was to explore indigenous perspectives and preferences for aquaculture as an option in adapting to future climate change uncertainty and marine related impacts.

The document is divided into seven sections: (i) section one explains the context and objectives of the research; (ii) section two discusses indigenous people's reliance on marine resources and indigenous adaptation to climate change in Australia; (iii) section three explains the methodology of the case study, presents the background of the study location, and details the activities undertaken during the study, including the use of a visual form of the Sustainable Livelihoods Framework to incorporate the community in the adaptation process; (iv) section four discusses the results of the study; (v) section five discusses the study participants' understanding of climate change and their experiences of it; (vi) section six outlines seven gaps and future research directions, including increased involvement of indigenous people in decision-making and connecting participants with other indigenous communities; and (vii) section seven identifies needs to be considered by government officials regarding aquaculture policy.



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  • Indigenous women's preferences for climate change adaptation and aquaculture development to build capacity in the Northern Territory
  • Publication date 2013
  • Author(s) Petheram, Lisa; Fleming, Ann; Stacey, Natasha; Perry, Anne
  • Number of pages 44 p.
  • ISBN/ISSN 9781925039559

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