In addition to being owners of large carbon sinks, Indigenous Peoples and local communities are also actively participating in various other important mitigation activities such as producing renewable energies in their territories (wind, small hydropower and geothermal), and resource management projects that reduce pressure on natural resources and enhance local adaptive capacity.
For example, in the United States, Indian tribal lands cover only 5% of land area but have the potential for about 535 billion kWh/year of wind energy which is equivalent to 14% of current U.S. total annual energy generation.
In the Arctic, Indigenous peoples potentially have access to immense renewable energy resources - particularly wind and water - which are being explored as potential energy sources for the US and Canada.35 And the World Bank is currently financing major initiatives to scale up concentrate solar power in communities in the Middle East and North Africa.
Emissions from developing countries are projected to increase substantially in the coming years. Energy decisions made by Indigenous peoples could therefore have a large influence on efforts to limit total global emissions. Indigenous and local peoples are participating in various important Clean Development Mechanism(CDM) projects.
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Science and Traditional Knowledge meet to respond to climate change
La science et les savoirs traditionnels s'unissent pour faire face aux changements climatiques
La Ciencia y el Conocimiento Tradicional se reúnen para responder al
Ciência e Conhecimentos Tradicionais reunir-se para responder
Науки и традиционные знания встречаются в ответ на климата
2012 | short | 15min Don't go near the sea.. she'll get you.
A woman moves to an island to overcome her fear of drowning, but to cross the strait she must place her life in the hands of the ferryman...
with Renee Lim, Aaron Davison & Sandra Campbell, writer Donna Cameron, producer director Beverley Callow, DOP Randall Wood, composer Colin Offord, editor John Fox, sound editor Tfer Newsome, colourist Vincent Taylor facebook.com/thesaltmaiden thesaltmaiden.com
Trailer for the feature documentary Fantome Island.
In 1945 seven year-old Joe Eggmolesse was diagnosed with Leprosy. He was taken from his family under police escort, transported by rail and sea over a thousand kilometres to Fantome Island where he was to be incarcerated for the next ten years.
Joe's poignant journey offers a profound and personal insight into one of Australia's hidden histories.
A “cave” boy and his father live a bleak life in the Swiss Alps, banished because of the boy’s disruptive flatulence, until one day his father reaches breaking point and sends the boy out into the cold, a decision that would change life forever...