Indigenous Knowledge

The devastating floods sweeping through the Kimberley region of Western Australia have caused unimaginable destruction, leaving remote Indigenous communities stranded in its aftermath.
Conversation Media Group, the
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2023
This study aims to identify, describe and analyze the indigenous knowledge that indigenous peoples use to reduce the risks resulting from the possible effects of tsunamis and earthquakes and reduce their negative impacts.
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier)
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2022
This briefing note presents case studies, key findings, and recommendations based on the climate change outreach programme. Eswatini communities are vulnerable to climate change, which is further exacerbated by the socio-economic status of many households
National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network
The Taya system is a community-led indigenous system. It is a network of tents, i.e., Tayas, that are built in the proximity of informal settlements that are highly vulnerable to flooding.
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Two indigenous people demonstrating fire making craft.
A new study led by SMU suggests bringing “good fire” back to the U.S. and other wildfire fire-prone areas, as Native Americans once did, could potentially blunt the role of climate in triggering today’s wildfires.
Southern Methodist University
Climate-related indigenous knowledge systems to support anticipatory action in Zimbabwe
2022
This study considers consider the integration of Indigenous Knowledge Systems in the anticipatory action decision-making processes.
World Food Programme
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2022
This study investigates Navala traditional houses, their constructability, and the apparent ability of its houses to resist cyclone hazards.
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier)
Indigenous people at an assembly in Brasil
Spring is here, and with it comes the threat of more floods. Australia is currently experiencing its third consecutive year of a La Niña weather cycle. This means we expect more rainfall than average over the spring and summer months.
Conversation Media Group, the
Cover_Food for thought Climate change risk and food (in)security in Tuvalu
2022
This study evaluates the risk of climate change from the perspective of food security domain considering exposure to flood hazard.
Elsevier
As climate change erodes Iraq's ancient monuments, age-old techniques are helping repair the damage. Climate change raises salt levels around ancient Babylon. Salinity corrodes ruins of humanity's oldest monuments
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