Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Change and Sustainability: Bangladesh and Norway

How do indigenous communities view climate change and sustainability in relation to their own knowledge?

Indigenous perspectives on sustainability, land and water management many times contest governmental and transnational policies. The ecological, economic, and social challenges of indigenous peoples are unique and their views are very relevant to the current climate crisis.

We are very happy to have Ranjan Kumar Datta in Bergen in January! he is an indigenous scholar from South Asia who recently completed his Ph.D. from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He will share his work on the Indigenous Perspective of the Laitu Khyeng Indigenous Community, Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), Bangladesh. Scott Bremer, a researcher at the UiB with a special interest in natural resource management, environmental governance, and traditional knowledge will join him in conversation and also share some of his work on indigenous climate perspectives in Bangladesh and Norway.

To discuss other indigenous perspectives, there will be a panel discussion with two more scholars:

Per Selle (UiB): Sami perspectives
Tarje Iversen Wanvik (UiB, Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation): Perspectives from Northern Canada.

All welcome!