A Review Of Climate Change Adaptation Policy For Indigenous Peoples In Indonesia

Wengki Ariando


Indigenous Peoples (IPs) is one of the vulnerable group to climate change. Climate change has degraded the Indigenous Peoples belief and livelihood. Moreover, IPs have traditional ecological knowledge as best practice in environmental management and adaptation for years. The traditional ecological knowledge (TEKs) used in environmental, social, and economic activities. Mostly the climate change policy used the top-down approaches with climate science background. At the International level, the right of Indigenous peoples to use their own belief for climate adaptation policy has declared in many agreements and development plans. The objective of this research is to study the implemented policy for the IPs on climate change adaptation in national and local level in Indonesia. This research used desk study and policy analysis based on literature review. The combination of the TEKs and climate change science analysis is mainly finding of this research to pursue both of bottom up and top down approach for policy making as appropriate climate change adaptation plans. Indeed, for the development project in Indonesia, there are lacks of action for Indigenous peoples for climate change adaptation.

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