Working with Indigenous, local and scientific knowledge in assessments of nature and nature's linkages with people

Hill, Rosemary, Adem, Çiğdem, Alangui, Wilfred V., Molnár, Zsolt, Aumeeruddy-Thomas, Yildiz, Bridgewater, Peter, Tengö, Maria, Thaman, Randy, Adou Yao, Constant Y., Berkes, Fikret, Carino, Joji, Carneiro da Cunha, Manuela, Diaw, Mariteuw C., Díaz, Sandra, Figueroa, Viviana E., Fisher, Judy, Hardison, Preston, Ichikawa, Kaoru, Kariuki, Peris M., Karki, Madhav, Lyver, Phil O. B., Malmer, Pernilla, Masardule, Onel, Oteng Yeboah, Alfred A., Pacheco, Diego, Pataridze, Tamar, Perez, Edgar, Roué, Michèle-Marie, Roba, Hassan, Rubis, Jennifer, Saito, Osamu, and Xue, Dayuan (2020) Working with Indigenous, local and scientific knowledge in assessments of nature and nature's linkages with people. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 43. pp. 8-20.

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Working with indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) is vital for inclusive assessments of nature and nature's linkages with people. Indigenous peoples' concepts about what constitutes sustainability, for example, differ markedly from dominant sustainability discourses. The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services (IPBES) is promoting dialogue across different knowledge systems globally. In 2017, member states of IPBES adopted an ILK Approach including: procedures for assessments of nature and nature's linkages with people; a participatory mechanism; and institutional arrangements for including indigenous peoples and local communities. We present this Approach and analyse how it supports ILK in IPBES assessments through: respecting rights; supporting care and mutuality; strengthening communities and their knowledge systems; and supporting knowledge exchange. Customary institutions that ensure the integrity of ILK, effective empowering dialogues, and shared governance are among critical capacities that enable inclusion of diverse conceptualizations of sustainability in assessments.

Item ID: 63851
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1877-3435
Copyright Information: © 2019 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license.
Funders: CSIRO Land and Water, National Environmental Science Programme (NESP), Swedish Research Council (SRC), National Research, Development and Innovation Office, Hungary (NRDI)
Projects and Grants: CSIRO Indigenous Futures Intiative, NESP Northern Australia Environmental Resources Hub Project 5.4, SRC grant VR 2015-03441, NRDI grant GINOP-2.3.2-15-2016-00019
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2020 07:42
FoR Codes: 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410401 Conservation and biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960501 Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales @ 100%
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