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Local Knowledge, Global Goals

As the world changes increasingly rapidly, 'Local Knowledge, Global Goals' explores the ways that indigenous and local knowledge systems contribute to understanding, mitigating and adapting to climate change, environmental degradation and biodiversity loss.

The 'Local Knowledge, Global Goals' poster series and publication introduce important concepts and emerging issues relating to indigenous and local knowledge systems and their interactions with science and policy. Each poster presents a key concept or issue, and supplements it with case studies from around the world. The publication expands on the case studies, giving added detail and context. Together or separately, they are a resource that can be used by teachers, researchers or policy-makers wanting to explore or discuss concepts and best practice relating to indigenous and local knowledge systems in present day contexts.

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  • Knowledges of Nature Series

    This series of publications represents the 'Knowledges of Nature' of the indigenous peoples and local communities.

  • Weathering Uncertainty

    This UNESCO-UNU publication is an outcome of an initiative on 'Indigenous Peoples, Marginalized Populations and Climate Change'.

  • LINKS posters

    An exhaustive collection of posters of the Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (LINKS) programme is available here.

  • Mayangna Knowledge of the Interdependence of People and Nature: Fish and Turtles

    The knowledge of the indigenous Mayangna and Miskito of the Central American tropical rainforest about the local flora and fauna is extensive and in-depth. This book captures in meticulous detail the breadth and depth of indigenous knowledge about the aquatic world including a wide range of information about the 30 fishes and six turtles that frequent Mayangna waterways.

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