The Hub is engaging in a mutually beneficial two-way dialogue with Indigenous stakeholders to explore ways traditional knowledge can inform Hub research and determine what climate change information Indigenous communities need.
Our research and engagement activities aim to ensure that as a result of our science:
- established ongoing relationships between the Indigenous communities and the Australian climate change science community and NESP.
- western and Indigenous science knowledge is combined to understand the climate risks relevant to Indigenous communities.
- Indigenous researchers and stakeholders are empowered to lead research and knowledge exchange activities and case studies relevant to their communities.
- Indigenous communities use tailored climate change information to train and inform their own communities about the changing climate and the potential impacts to their country and people.
- the Australian climate change science community values and incorporates traditional knowledge in climate change information and research.
The Hub supported a dialogue on climate change with 50 traditional owners from across the country. There will be follow-up activities held in the future that are recommendations from this workshop including another national workshop in 2020.