Traditional Knowledge for Adapting to Climate Change
Strengthening resilience to natural disasters and combating climate change through culture Paciﬁc islanders have been dealing with a changing environment for centuries.
Adaptation to change is part of the lifestyles of the Paciﬁc community, and traditional knowledge, values, and practices—or intangible cultural heritage (ICH)—underpins the ability of the Paciﬁc community to successfully live and thrive in the Paciﬁc environment. In synergy with other scientiﬁc knowledge,
ICH may enhance the communities’ resilience against natural disasters and climate change. Consideration for culture should be integrated into reducing disaster risk and adapting climate change policies, plans, and actions.