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Project • CIA2009-03-Lun

Climate Change in the Eastern Himalayas: Advancing Community-Based Scientific Capacity to Support Climate Change Adaptation

A national (Localised/Tibet) project aims to assist Aspiring Scientists, Local Governments and Indigenous Peoples in three townships in the Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan, China to better understand their vulnerability to climate change and prepare to adapt to potential impacts, through scientific capacity building in vulnerability assessment. Furthermore, the qualitative and quantitative information gained through this process will assist the international community to have a greater information base and understanding of the vulnerabilities and adaptation options available and understood by Indigenous People in East Himalayas. Through the involvement of multistakeholders, this capacity building will involve the participation of not only Indigenous Peoples, Government, and aspiring scientists, but research institutions, NGOs and international organizations, and will seek to reconcile new scientific methods with Indigenous Knowledge and practices.

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