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Browse resources related to local, indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices; rural systems and communities; and vulnerable groups and communities in the Adaptation Knowledge Portal, and learn more about engagement opportunities in these thematic areas under the Nairobi work programme below. 

Activities on local, indigenous and traditional knowledge practices have been undertaken under the NWP (in response to SBSTA 38 mandate). Further, COP19 decided that activities under the Nairobi work programme should integrate gender issues, indigenous and traditional knowledge, and the role of and impacts on ecosystems. Rural system and communities is one of the thematic areas of the NWP, as mandated by SBSTA 48

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In the current context of rapid climate change, local, indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices contributes fine-grained, long-term observations about our changing environment. For example, the inclusion of indigenous and traditional observations and insights well complement modern meteorological observations and help extend records back in time. Such knowledge and practices also help define the range of options that a community might consider for adaptation, that are appropriate to its ecological and sociocultural environments, and that are in conformity with its priorities, values and worldviews.

Browse relevant resources in the Adaptation Knowledge Portal database​, and learn more about the UNFCCC's activities on the topic under the Nairobi work programme below.

 

ADAPTATION KNOWLEDGE PORTAL / HOW TO CONTRIBUTE?

How can your organization/entity further support resilience through knowledge? 

 
  1. Make an action pledge to support adaptation planning and implementation related to local, indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices
  2. Share your resources on local, indigenous and traditional knowldege and practices here on the Adaptation knowledge portal including case studiestools and methods, and other resources
  3. Send us news about upcoming publications and events at nwp@unfccc.int
  4. ​Become a NWP partner organization​​
 

ENGAGEMENT UNDER THE NWP​

 
Governments agreed to undertake activities related to local, indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices, and rural systems and communities under the NWP in order to inform adaptation planning and actions at the regional, national and subnational level. In response, a range of activities have been undertaken under the NWP, including in collaboration with the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) and the Adaptation Committee​ (AC), to advance action through knowledge in these thematic areas with some in progress.​
 
 

The table below highlights relevant outputs on local, indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices; and work in progress corresponding to different steps of the NWP knowledge-to-action methodology.
 
Steps  Outputs
  • Scoping
  • Engage with expert groups
  • Refine knowledge
  • Co-design actions

 

  • Report and disseminate finding

 

  • Facilitate partnerships to mobilize support​
  • Ongoing (2019)
 

Learn more
 
 

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