Nakashima, Douglas, Krupnik, Igor, and Rubis, Jennifer. , eds. 2018. Indigenous Knowledge for Climate Change Assessment and Adaptation. Cambridge University Press and UNESCO Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316481066
Many indigenous peoples and marginalized populations live in environments that are highly exposed to climate change impacts, such as small islands, high-altitude regions, and the Arctic. As a result of this heightened exposure and their natural resource-based livelihoods, these societies are already observing and responding to changes exacerbated by climate change. Local and indigenous knowledge is therefore a source of invaluable information for climate change assessment and adaptation. This unique trans-disciplinary publication is the result of collaboration between UNESCO's Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (LINKS) program, the United Nations University's Traditional Knowledge Initiative, the IPCC, and other organisations. Chapters, written by indigenous peoples, scientists and development experts, provide insight into how diverse societies observe and adapt to changing environments. A broad range of case studies illustrate how these societies, building upon traditional knowledge handed down through generations, are already developing their own solutions for dealing with a rapidly changing climate and how this might be useful on a global scale. Of interest to policy-makers, social and natural scientists, and indigenous peoples and experts, this book provides an indispensable reference for those interested in climate science, policy and adaptation.