Title

Global patterns of adaptation to climate change by Indigenous Peoples and local communities. A systematic review

Publication Name

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability

Abstract

Indigenous Peoples and local communities have implemented myriad responses to deal with and mitigate climate change impacts. However, little effort has been invested in compiling, aggregating, and systematizing such responses to assess global patterns in local adaptation. Drawing on a systematic review of 119 peer-reviewed publications with 1851 reported local responses to climate change impacts, we show that Indigenous Peoples and local communities across the world apply a diverse portfolio of activities to address climate change impacts. While many responses involve changes to natural resource based livelihoods, about one-third of responses involve other activities (e.g. networking, off-farm work). Globally, local responses to climate change impacts are more likely to be shaped by people's livelihood than by the climate zone where they live.

Open Access Status

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Volume

51

First Page

55

Last Page

64

Funding Number

2017-SGR-775

Funding Sponsor

Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2021.03.002