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'BRidging Indigenous and Scientific Knowledge about global change in the Arctic' (BRISK) is a three year project to elaborate cutting-edge interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary methodologies and tools to build synergies between scientific and indigenous knowledge on climate and global changes in the region.

Supported by the French National Research Agency (ANR), with additional support from L'Institut polaire français Paul Émile Victor (IPEV), BRISK brings together French research institutions with global, regional and local partners to enable innovative assessments of environmental, economic, political and social impacts, vulnerabilities, and adaptive strategies.

International events

Building indigenous knowledge into climate change assessments

Indigenous knowledge and its contributions to the climate change knowledge base are attracting increasing attention world-wide. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in its Fifth Assessment Report, concluded that these knowledge systems, “including indigenous peoples’ holistic views of community and environment, are a major resource for adapting to climate change”. Local observations and knowledge of weather and climate variability also provide important insights into climate change impacts. (be fixed)

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Climate Change Assessments and the ‘Best Available Knowledge’: The challenge of bridging disciplines and knowledge systems

Organized by UNESCO, this event will bring together indigenous peoples, scientists and UN experts to share experiences and discuss how climate change assessments can take into account social sciences and indigenous knowledge.

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Global Change in the Arctic and Co-production of Knowledge: An international workshop

Organized by UNESCO and the National Museum of Natural History, this international workshop was held in 2012 in Paris to bring together a select group of natural and social scientists, and indigenous peoples, from across the circumpolar region to enhance collaborative indigenous-scientific work on global change impacts, monitoring and adaptation, and thus advance thinking on the emerging paradigm of knowledge co-production.

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Indigenous Environmental Knowledge, Global Changes and IP-Science collaboration

Semen Gabyshev, Siberian Evenk Reindeer herder and co-researcher of BRISK (CEARC) gave two seminars on the Indigenous

EVENK COMMUNITY-BASED TRANSDISCIPLINARY OBSERVATORY – SIBERIA

Winter Expedition 2015 (©A. Lavrillier, S.

Engaging with indigenous youth in Yakutia, Russia

In March 2013, the Evenk observatory research team presented their project at « Arktika » school, in Nerungri, Yakuti

Reopening of the Musée de l’Homme

Together with Florence Revelin, Marie Roué and Samuel Roturier have participated to the

Day trip about reindeer lichen restoration

On September 3rd, 2015, 50 reindeer herders and forest managers were invited to a day tr