Indigenous Peoples, Climate Change & REDD

What is Climate Change? Any change in global temperatures and precipitation over time largely due to human activities that are emitting “green house gases” GHG – mainly carbon dioxide. The accumulation of “green house gases” (GHGs) in the atmosphere, which traps the heat that comes into the earth, is then causing global warming.

The impacts of climate change are then felt in all parts of the globe through the unpredictable weather patterns, long droughts, massive flooding, and tsunami, among others. Indigenous peoples who have the least contribution to global warming with their simple, low carbon-lifestyles, are now suffering from the adverse impacts of climate change resulting in food insecurity, loss of livelihoods and traditional knowledge, displacements among others.

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