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Traditional Knowledge in the New Climate Agreement

Savaresi A (2015) Traditional Knowledge in the New Climate Agreement , BENELEX Project Blog, 07/04/2015. University of Edinburgh. Available at:

First paragraph: Scientists have increasingly recognised the role of traditional knowledge as a means to observe and assess climate alterations, and plan and implement strategies to adapt to a changing climate. Yet, international climate law says nothing on the use of traditional knowledge. This state of affairs may soon change however. Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are considering including references to the use of traditional knowledge in the new international agreement to be adopted in December 2015. This blogpost recounts how and why traditional knowledge has become a matter for consideration in international climate change law, reflecting on its implications for traditional knowledge holders and benefit-sharing.

AuthorsSavaresi Annalisa
Date of public distribution07/04/2015
PublisherUniversity of Edinburgh
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