Resiliance of Indigenous people

Joan Lawson lawson.joan at
Tue Aug 23 21:12:31 BST 2011

This little film shows how 5 communities are using traditional skills to look after their environment.

Examples of indigenous peoples increasing their resilience to climate change by strengthening their customary systems and developing new approaches for adaptation. 
(22 minutes) 

Resilience is the ability to cope and recover from abrupt change. Indigenous peoples who are organised, confident to adjust their systems to changing circumstances, while maintaining their identity strong, will be better able to withstand shocks caused by climate change.The film shows 5 examples of this: cultural resilience; traditional forest management; strengthening customary law to live within the limits of the environment; maintaining seed diversity; and adapting traditional systems to cope with water scarcity.

Joan Lawson

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