In many parts of the world, climate change has hit indigenous communities especially hard. Often, their intimate knowledge of the surrounding nature makes them a crucial partner in the battle against climate change.
In southeastern Indonesia, gods and ancestors have long determined the fate of local fishermen on the open seas. But climate change has changed all that, a village elder from the indigenous Bajau community says.
Many farmers in Paraguay have sold their land to big soy producers. But the indigenous Aché community is going down a different path by earning a livelihood with sustainable farming and forestry management.
Peru's indigenous people are working to sustainably manage shared resources like forests and lakes.