Local people’s perceptions of climate change and associated impacts in Papua

Yoke village, among the mangrove forests, Papua. Photo by Mokhammad Edliadi/CIFOR.

Local knowledge can help overcome the obstacles in adaptation planning related to the uncertainties of climate science. Understanding local people’s perceptions of climate variability and seasonality, and how their lives are impacted, could lead to better strategies and no-regret measures aimed at protecting the most vulnerable communities.

CIFOR scientists conducted interviews with people in six villages in…

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