Why Indigenous People Must Be Compensated for Sharing Their Climate Adaptation Knowledge

Why Indigenous People Must Be Compensated for Sharing Their Climate Adaptation Knowledge

Why Indigenous People Must Be Compensated for Sharing Their Climate Adaptation Knowledge

05/06/21

“Why do you need to compensate indigenous people for sharing their climate adaptation knowledge?”

Indigenous people in all parts of the world have wide and deep expertise of their surrounding environments that is far beyond what colonizers know about. For this reason, many adaptation practitioners will want to use the knowledge that indigenous people have cultivated over the millennia. However, giving out this knowledge takes time and resources, and there needs to be assurance that it will not be used against them. If this does not happen, then it amounts to exploitation. This is Why Indigenous People Must Be Compensated for Sharing Their Climate Adaptation Knowledge.

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