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Climate Change Refugees

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28 October 2013

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The effects of climate change on indigenous communities living on a sandy island in Papua New Guinea.

Nicholas Hakata, a local youth leader, explains that with sea level rise, he and his family have been surviving on fish and coconuts, and battling malaria-infected swamp mosquitoes. With doos aid ships coming twice a year, the relocation plans are slow. Hungry and frustrated, Islanders have set up their own relocation team and have begun the urgent tasks of moving their families closer to security.

Unitted Nations University (2012)

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Sg̱aasguu:

6m 36s

Ts’ahlgid:

climate change, Nicholas Hakata, Papua New Guinea, rising water, UN

Languages:

English

Location:

Carteret Island, Papua New Guinea

Ḵwaan sda: Climate Changed World

    • 6m 27s

      Sea Level Rise in Kowanyama

      uploaded by: UNUChannel

      channel: Climate Changed World

      Inherkowinginambana, from Kowanyama - a coastal Aboriginal community in tropical Queensland, Australia - works with other local elders to protect Aboriginal country and culture.

      “When that whole ocean comes and rises up, where are we going to go?” ponders Inherkowinginambana. “Every year it (the tide) comes in, it goes a bit further up once it hits the swamps, that will kill all the plant life, and the waterways.” As a traditional knowledge coordinator, Inherkowinginambana travels with the local rangers and various traditional owners to visit different cultural sites that are being rapidly changed by saltwater rise.

      United Nations University (2012)

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    • 6m 36s

      Climate Change Refugees

      uploaded by: UNUChannel

      channel: Climate Changed World

      The effects of climate change on indigenous communities living on a sandy island in Papua New Guinea.

      Nicholas Hakata, a local youth leader, explains that with sea level rise, he and his family have been surviving on fish and coconuts, and battling malaria-infected swamp mosquitoes. With doos aid ships coming twice a year, the relocation plans are slow. Hungry and frustrated, Islanders have set up their own relocation team and have begun the urgent tasks of moving their families closer to security.

      Unitted Nations University (2012)

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    • 10m 7s

      Pamiri Women and the Melting Glaciers

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      channel: Climate Changed World

      Three generations of of Pamiri women share the impacts of the melt and decreasing water levels.

      The glaciers of the Pamir mountains (Tajikistan), which provide over 50% of Central Asia's water resources, are rapidly melting at a rate similar to Greenland's continental glacier.

      United Nations University (2012)

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    • 5m 31s

      Fighting Carbon with Fire

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      channel: Climate Changed World

      Arnhem Land - Aboriginal fire ecologist, Dean Yibarbuk, explains how traditional fire management practices have kept the country healthy for thousands of years.

      Recently, his team have been working with local scientists to adapt the regime of traditional fire management to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

      The fire abatement scheme of Australia's Western Arnhemland is a carbon offset community programme, gaining a lot of international attention.

      United Nations University (2012)

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    • 9m 5s

      The Forbidden Forest of the Dayak

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      channel: Cara's Picks

      Deep in the remaining old growth forests of Borneo, the Setulang Dayak village guards its forest with deep commitment.

      To date, the village's traditional law of Tana Olen (forbidden forest), withstands increasing pressure from encroaching logging industries. Now as rapid development rolls in, the village is trying to secure sustainable and forest-friendly future, including a eco-tourism venture and carbon credits.

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    • 8m

      Land Has Breath: Human Nature Relations

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      channel: Climate Changed World

      Slava Cheltuey  (Altai, Russia) is a Telengit community leader and shaman from the Russian Altai Mountain's high altitude Kosh Agach district.

      Whilst traversing Altai's sacred lands, he reflects on our 21st century world and stresses the importance of reviving vital traditional knowledge - age-old wisdom that instruct the respectful and harmonious relationship between local environment and human behaviour.

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