2016 Seminars

Presentation Title

Indigenous Voices: Paris 2015

Presentation Type

Presentation

Location

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Broome Campus

Start Date

28-4-2016 12:30 PM

Description

Each year, countries from around the world meet to discuss the issue of climate change, and what governments should do to minimise the impacts. In November and December 2015, the 21st United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Conference of Parties, or COP21) took place in Paris; the biggest meeting since the Kyoto Protocol was agreed in 1997. Governments negotiated an international legal document committing countries to reduce their greenhouse gas pollution in an effort to reduce the impacts of climate change. With support from the Australian Government, Oxfam and the Australian Conservation Foundation, delegates from the Kimberley Land Council attended this important event, highlighting the particular vulnerabilities facing Indigenous people from climate change, but also showcasing the powerful role played by Indigenous land management in offering innovative and effective tools to tackle the problem.

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Apr 28th, 12:30 PM

Indigenous Voices: Paris 2015

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Broome Campus

Each year, countries from around the world meet to discuss the issue of climate change, and what governments should do to minimise the impacts. In November and December 2015, the 21st United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Conference of Parties, or COP21) took place in Paris; the biggest meeting since the Kyoto Protocol was agreed in 1997. Governments negotiated an international legal document committing countries to reduce their greenhouse gas pollution in an effort to reduce the impacts of climate change. With support from the Australian Government, Oxfam and the Australian Conservation Foundation, delegates from the Kimberley Land Council attended this important event, highlighting the particular vulnerabilities facing Indigenous people from climate change, but also showcasing the powerful role played by Indigenous land management in offering innovative and effective tools to tackle the problem.