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Report, 2015

Report from the project: indigenous and local knowledge in a scoping study for a Nordic IPBES assessment

Tunon, Håkan; Kvarnström, Marie; Malmer, Pernilla; Byström, Marie

Abstract

The recently established international body, IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biological Diversity and Ecosystem Services) is in the next few years planning on doing regional assessments regarding the status and trends of biological diversity and ecosystem services. The purpose is to create the best possible conditions for future decision-making and in that context to involve different kinds of knowledge, also traditional knowledge. Traditional knowledge (indigenous and local knowledge), i.e. people’s practical, experience-based knowledge transferred from generation to generation, is considered to be an important prerequisite in conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity as well as in the development of a sustainable society. This report is the result of a study in order to develop a methodology regarding how a full and effective participation of traditional knowledge holders in a Nordic IPBES assessment ought to be achieved.

Published in

CBM:s skriftserie
2015, number: 96
ISBN: 978-91-88083-06-7
Publisher: Swedish Biodiversity Centre

Authors' information

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Swedish Biodiversity Centre
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Swedish Biodiversity Centre
Malmer, Pernilla
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Swedish Biodiversity Centre
Byström, Marie (Kvarnström, Marie)
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Swedish Biodiversity Centre

UKÄ Subject classification

Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Environmental Sciences
Ethnology
Ecology

Publication Identifiers

DOI: https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.4030.6004

URI (permanent link to this page)

https://res.slu.se/id/publ/72244