Parallel session 15 – The role of traditional knowledge in adaptation

Wednesday 1 October 2014 – Day 2, 3.30-5.00pm
Room 5
Chair: John Rainbird
Using Traditional Knowledge to increase forecast utilization and climate adaptation in the Pacific Islands
Roan Plotz*1,2, Lynda Chambers1,2, Rossy Mitiepo3, Mike Waiwai4, Philip Malsale4, Fata Seuseu5, Tile Tofaeno5, Lloyd Tahani6, David Hiriasia6
1Climate and Ocean Support Program in the Pacific (COSPPac), Bureau of Meteorology, Australia, 2Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research (CAWCR), Bureau of Meteorology, Australia, 3Niue Meteorological Service, Niue, 4Vanuatu Meteorological and Geo-Hazard Department, Fiji, 5Samoa Meteorological Service, Samoa, 6Solomon Islands Meteorological Service, Solomon Islands
The Importance of Indigenous Knowledge in Climate Adaptation: Pacific Islanders’ insight into Tropical Cyclone Activity
Andrew Magee*, Danielle Verdon-Kidd
University of Newcastle, Australia
Human- NatureCustomary law, climate change adaptation and the EcoCycle – a Vanuatu case study
Kirsten Davies
Macquarie University, Australia
Aboriginal perceptions of climate change in the Upper Georgina River Basin
Paul Memmott*1, Joseph Reser2, Daphne Nash1, Timothy O’Rourke1, Samid Suliman1,3
1Aboriginal Environments Research Centre, The University of Queensland, Australia, 2Griffith Climate Change Response Program, School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University, Australia, 3School of Political Science and International Studies, The University of Queensland, Australia
Resilience perspective on adaptation pathways for Torres Strait Communities
Yiheyis Taddele Maru*1, Vanessa Chewings1, Erin Bohensky2, James Butler3, Tim Skewes3, John Rainbird4, Vic McGrath4, Carl Smith5
1CSIRO, Australia, 2CSIRO, Australia, 3CSIRO, Australia, 4CSIRO, Australia, 5TSRA, Australia, 6TSRA, Australia, 7University of Queensland, Australia