Traditional Knowledge and Climate Science Toolkit
toolkit provides access to articles, videos and various other resources that will assist indigenous
peoples, local communities, policy makers and other stakeholders in accessing research on climate change
adaptation and mitigation. Indigenous societies have elaborated coping strategies to deal with unstable
environments, and in some cases, are already actively adapting to early climate change impacts. While the
transformations due to climate change are expected to be unprecedented, indigenous knowledge and coping
strategies provide a crucial foundation for community-based adaptation measures. The toolkit is available in
English, French, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese.
Posted on 22 May 2013
The Children Take Action – a Climate Change Story
Developed by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, "The
Children Take Action – a Climate Change Story" is a children's story book that pursues the
twofold aim of increasing literacy skills and knowledge about climate change among primary school kids in
Kiribati. In a very simplified way, the book enables children to learn the basics of climate change and its
impacts on our environment. The story book is available in both English and te-Kiribati and will accompany
the new syllabus and teacher guides currently being developed for Kiribati primary schools.
Posted on 8 May 2013
The Great Transformation: Climate – Will We Get Our Act Together?
Based on a report prepared by the German Advisory Council on Global Change, this comic
book aims to showcase how a paradigm shift towards a low carbon economy, sustainable consumption patterns
and sustainable lifestyles can be achieved. Through ‘graphic interviews’ nine scientists from
different disciplines (climate change, economics, behavioural science among others) explain problems and
highlight solutions towards achieving the ‘great transformation’. The comic book is part of a
wider research project on communicating complex future issues to the public. It also contains additional
educational materials and recommendations for further reading.
Posted on 1 May 2013
A summary of current climate change findings and figures
information note summarizes current observations and scientific findings about global climate change. It
will be the first in a series that will aim to make the science underlying the weather, climate and water
issues addressed by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) more easily accessible to the general public.
Posted on 24 April 2013