Organization: Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources
Country: Canada, United States
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Climate change will have adverse impacts on all communities. Indigenous communities are particularly vulnerable to these changes, given their relationships with lands/waters and dependence on natural resources. To address this, indigenous, aboriginal, and tribal groups will require strong efforts to plan for and adapt to projected changes, yet adaptation planning has largely not occured.
Indigenous groups in North America have different ecosystems and cultural realities; however, all are stewards of their environments and given the opportunity, could learn from each other to develop plans and programs to build resiliency and long-term sustainability.
Increase applied knowledge among participants on strategies for community adaptation to climate change through group discussions and notes, individual implementation plans, new opportunities to continue sharing experiences and lessons learned through networks/communities of practice. Results shared broadly through a final written report and using multi-media (e.g. webinar/video). Workshop outlines available to others to host similar events on Indigenous adaptation to climate change.