Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary

Indigenous Peoples


About the Cyberlibrary

The Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary was developed by Mick Kelly and Sarah Granich on behalf of the Stockholm Environment Institute and the International Institute for Environment and Development, with sponsorship from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

While every effort is made to ensure that information on this site, and on other sites that are referenced here, is accurate, no liability for loss or damage resulting from use of this information can be accepted.

Indigenous Climate Portal
Indigenous Climate Portal

Indigenous peoples and climate change — selected resources in the Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary and on the web

In the Cyberlibrary

Seeing REDD in the Amazon
Virgilio Viana argues that REDD in the Amazon is a win for people, trees and climate. Published June 2009

Co-management of Resources in Russia's North
A recent workshop held in Moscow bought together representatives of indigenous peoples to discuss the opportunities, constraints and the way ahead for an effective stewardship of the natural resources in the Russian North. Newswatch editor Sarah Granich reports. Published April 2005

Indigenous Dialogue on Sustainable Development
Bill Van Lopik outlines the results of a recent international dialogue that focused on the models of sustainable development and positive practices of indigenous peoples. Published September 2004

The World's Fragile Islands
Agnès Sinaï argues that, from the low-lying point of view of Pacific islanders or circumpolar-dwelling Inuit, the Kyoto Protocol seems an exploitative deal. Published July 2004

On the Web

Climate Alliance
The Climate Alliance is an association of European cities and municipalities that have entered into a partnership with indigenous rainforest peoples, united by a common concern for the world's climate.

Climate Frontlines
Climate Frontlines is a global forum for indigenous peoples, small islands and vulnerable communities.

Indigenous Climate Portal
The Indigenous Climate Portal aims to provide indigenous peoples and the general public with relevant information and resources on climate change and indigenous peoples, and on REDD+ or Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation.

Indigenous Knowledge in Disaster Management
Project web site documents how indigenous peoples of Nenets Autonomous Okrug and Kamchatka perceive and manage natural disasters and extreme weather events, including documentation of strategies for early detection of coming events, coping strategies, and perceptions of short and long term impacts of these events on biodiversity.

Indigenous Weather Knowledge
Provides historical to current seasonal weather calendars of the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Portrays their knowledge of the complexity and diversity of weather and how finely tuned these cultures are to their natural environment.

LINKS Project
The LINKS project provides multimedia and document resources as well as reports on activities related to local and indigenous knowledge systems.

Mangrove Action Project
The Mangrove Action Project builds grassroots networks with the aims of raising public awareness about mangrove forests, helping protect and restore the world's remaining mangrove forests and protect and promote the rights of indigenous coastal peoples. The site contains information about campaigns and briefing papers on mangrove ecology and related issues.

Many Strong Voices
Many Strong Voices brings the Arctic and Small Island Developing States together to take collaborative and strategic actions on climate change mitigation and adaptation. Programme participants include international organizations, government agencies, non-government organizations, Indigenous Peoples' organizations, research institutes, communities and individuals.

Sustainable Development Institute
Established by the Menominee Nation and located at the College of the Menominee Nation. Uses the unique Menominee model of sustainable development as a basis in research, education, commerce and community development.

The Village at the Tip of the Iceberg
For more than 2000 years, the Yup'ik Eskimos have carved out a subsistence living on the frozen wastes of southwest Alaska. Ed Pilkington reports that now the ice is melting and the village is having to move to a new site. The world's first climate-change refugees face an uncertain future. Published October 2008

Autogenerated: 15 May 2015

Bright Ideas

GE cuts solar costs

General Electric plans to cut solar installation costs by half

Project 90 by 2030

Project 90 by 2030 supports South African school children and managers reduce their carbon footprint through its Club programme

Smart street lighting

Bath & North East Somerset Council in the United Kingdom has installed smart LED carriageway lighting that automatically adjusts to light and traffic levels

Longwood Gardens

The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the American Public Gardens Association are mounting an educational exhibit at Longwood Gardens showing the link between temperature and planting zones

Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers

The energy-efficient Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers hotel is powered by renewable and sustainable sources, including integrated solar photovoltaics and guest-powered bicycles

El Hierro

El Hierro, one of the Canary Islands, plans to generate 80 per cent of its energy from renewable sources

Remarkables Primary School green roof

The green roof on the Remarkables Primary School in New Zealand reduces stormwater runoff, provides insulation and doubles as an outdoor classroom

Weather Info for All

The Weather Info for All project aims to roll out up to five thousand automatic weather observation stations throughout Africa


SolSource turns its own waste heat into electricity or stores it in thermal fabrics, harnessing the sun's energy for cooking and electricity for low-income families

Wave House

The Wave House uses vegetation for its architectural and environmental qualities, and especially in terms of thermal insulation

Mbale compost-processing plant

The Mbale compost-processing plant in Uganda produces cheaper fertilizer and reduces greenhouse gas emissions

Frito-Lay Casa Grande

At Casa Grande, Frito-Lay has reduced energy consumption by nearly a fifth since 2006 by, amongst other things, installing a heat recovery system to preheat cooking oil

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Updated: May 15th 2015