Adaptation pathways and opportunities for Indigenous peoples

Hill, Rosemary, and Lyons, Pethie (2014) Adaptation pathways and opportunities for Indigenous peoples. In: Moran, Catherine, Turton, Stephen M., and Hill, Rosemary, (eds.) Adaptation Pathways and Opportunities for the Wet Tropics NRM Cluster Region: volume 2: infrastructure, industry, indigenous peoples, social adaptation, emerging planning frameworks, evolving methodologies and climate adaptation planning in practice. James Cook University, Cairns, QLD, Australia, pp. 144-167.

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[Extract] The culture, history and geography of Indigenous peoples in the Wet Tropics NRM cluster region underpin both high resilience and high vulnerability to the impacts of climate change. This chapter addresses the issues and options for generating adaptation pathways and opportunities that take account of this context, with some Case Examples (Boxes 6.1–6.4) from the Wet Tropics cluster region. We discuss how to support Indigenous knowledge and culture in adaptation, and the conditions, methods and tools that enable these to be integrated into policy, land-use and land management decisions. We synthesise findings about how to simultaneously build desirable resilience and reduce vulnerability by addressing barriers to adaptation, and monitor outcomes. We conclude with some international and Australian Case Examples.

Item ID: 38718
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-9941500-2-8
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Date Deposited: 04 May 2015 01:07
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050101 Ecological Impacts of Climate Change @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960311 Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability @ 50%
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