Indigenous thinking about nature-based solutions and climate justice

2022. By: Mercia Abbott, Tokintekai Bakineti, Lyn Carter, Anita Latai-Niusulu, Willy Missack, Ihaia Puketapu and Rebecca Kiddle

For: The British Academy. Online 

Extract: Indigenous peoples, as 5% of the world’s total population, protect over 80% of the world’s biodiversity. Underpinning an Indigenous approach to nature-based solutions is the commitment to climate justice. Climate justice is founded on the truth that power and privilege cut across climate policy and climate law. Climate causes, consequences and remedies must be informed by analysis of power and intersectional identities. Climate justice recognises and seeks to empower Indigenous knowledge. 

South Tarawa, Kiribati