Thursday, December 4, 2008

Indigenous people

""Indigenous peoples have for centuries adapted to changing environments and would be able to contribute substantially to adaptation strategies the U.N. is trying to include in a new climate change treaty," said Mark Lattimer of the London-based Minority Rights Group International (MRG).

Ahead of the conference on climate change, which started Monday, MRG researchers released a new study concluding that a new climate change deal would be "seriously compromised" if governments continued to shut out the voices of those most affected by global warming." (Thanks Rania)

Will they have Bedouins in Poznan?


Anonymous said...

I doubt they will have Bedouins! But they should, as indigenous people they have a lot to contribute to the climate change discussion. We need bottom-up approaches, not top-down.

Anonymous said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.