Traditional Knowledge and Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific

Pacific islanders have been dealing with a changing  environment for centuries. Adaptation to change is part  of the lifestyles of the Pacific community, and traditional  knowledge, values, and practices—or intangible cultural  heritage (ICH)—underpins the ability of the Pacific  community to successfully live and thrive in the Pacific  environment. In synergy with other scientific knowledge,  ICH may enhance the communities’ resilience against  natural disasters and climate change. Consideration for  culture should be integrated into reducing disaster risk  and adapting climate change policies, plans, and actions


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