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Tel: 51-84-245021
Indigenous Peoples Biocultural Climate Change Assessment (IPCCA)


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The social and political complexity of climate change and its impacts, and the predictive limits of mainstream global models suggests that local initiatives which use wider and locally contextualized frameworks are necessary contributions for understanding change to assess impacts and develop appropriate response strategies. The IPCCA has developed an indigenous biocultural approach for conducting assessments of climate change and its challenges to indigenous communities. Indigenous knowledge and practices have historically produced resilient landscapes and territories, but climate change threatens this resilience. Assessments of conditions and trends are producing evidence of the use of indigenous knowledge for responding to extreme climatic events, developing strategies that can build resilience and support adaptation to safeguard rights and promote well-being. Our biocultural approach is based on an indigenous vision of an interconnected world, in which the bio-physical, socio-cultural and spiritual all play an important role in maintaining resilience through the guiding principle of reciprocity. Such a contextualised indigenous approach is able to provide evidence where global models and processes fall short. Through linking local bio cultural realities with complex global processes, the IPCCA assessments are providing indigenous communities with the necessary tools and methods to deal with the threat of climate change.







TOPICS
► AYLLU PROGRAM
► Endogenous development - Runa Ayllu
► Biocultural Conservation - Sallqa Ayllu
► Policy - Auki Ayllu
► Horizontal Education and Communication - Ayni

PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS
► Lares Project: Scaling-Up
► Biocultural Innovations
► Indigenous Biocultural Heritage
► South-South Exchange Program
► Sowing Diversity = Harvesting Security
► Open Source Seeds Initiative (OSSI)
► Indigenous Peoples Biocultural Climate Change Assessment (IPCCA)
► Campaigns
   
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Calle Saqsayhuaman H-9, Urb. Manuel Prado
Casilla Postal Nº 567, Cusco - Peru
Tel: 51-84-245021
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