ESSA studying the impacts of climate change on indigenous peoples

ESSA has recently been awarded a contract with the World Bank to assess the impacts of climate change on indigenous peoples in the Asia-Pacific Region. Together with our partners the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the Foundation of the Peoples for the South Pacific International (FSPI), ESSA is working with indigenous communities in Nepal and Tuvalu to identify local and traditional knowledge, practices and adaptation strategies that are critical to minimizing the adverse impacts of climate change. The results of this work will be used to develop case studies as part of a global initiative to enhance the understanding of the relationship between climate and Indigenous Peoples.