As part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Cities Conference in Edmonton, TRI and several of Alberta’s Indigenous groups, their global south partners, and the Government of Alberta co-created a series of dialogues on the importance of Indigenous and scientific knowledge systems working together toward climate change resilience.

The overall aim of the dialogues was to create a welcoming space for Indigenous knowledge holders to share their stories and views with the scientific community that in turn would:

  • provide inspiration to IPCC conference attendees, particularly in viewing climate challenges differently;
  • inspire a process for knowledge exchange between Indigenous and non-Indigenous knowledge holders that could be replicated in future IPCC meetings; and
  • ignite interest in Indigenous knowledge holders, including youth to spur climate change action in their urban and rural environments.

The collaboration provided a replicable process for engaging Indigenous Peoples’ in meaningful ways and encouraging a pathway for meaningful Indigenous engagement that could help strengthen the IPCC’s contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

 

Other Initiatives



Fire with Fire
Building Climate Resilience in the Tsuu’tina Nation
IPCC Cities Conference Indigenous & Scientific Knowledge on Adaptation Session
Restoration of Kainai Native Grassland and Traditional Plant Populations