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Study highlights the crucial role of local and Indigenous knowledge in climate adaptation strategies

In a meta-review of 39 scholarly works, Cydney Seigerman and colleagues have delved into locally led climate change adaptation strategies, emphasizing the pivotal role of local knowledge and Indigenous knowledge in addressing water-induced disasters. Adaptation to water-induced disaster: exploring local knowledge and Indigenous knowledge-led strategies sheds light on adaptations driven by both behavioral and technological responses, often offering short-term relief rather than transformative change. The research advocates for the recognition of local and Indigenous knowledge as invaluable sources of sustainable adaptation, while also pinpointing conceptual issues and a need for more nuanced scholarly engagement. The study concludes by urging a more respectful and integrated approach, stressing the autonomy and resourcefulness of local communities and Indigenous peoples in shaping effective adaptation strategies.

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