Climate change and remote Indigenous coastal communities: Insights from South Goulburn Island, Northern Territory

A remote Indigenous community in coastal northern Australia has already noticed
that changes to their local environment are occurring and they are concerned
about future uncertainty. A study in 2012 developed resources that helped to
facilitate the community’s members to share their extensive knowledge, ideas and
preferences that will help future adaptation and decision-making. The community
linked the loss of traditional knowledge with a reduced resilience to change in the
future. The community expressed a desire to be included in decision making about
their community. These findings provide a starting point for other indigenous
communities to think about adaptation. In particular, some of the facilitation tools
could be adapted by other groups.


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Reference list: Lisa Petheram. 2016. Retrieved from





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