reference : Indigenous health and climate change

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Abstract Indigenous populations have been identified as vulnerable to climate change. This framing, however, is detached from the diverse geographies of how people experience, understand, and respond to climate-related health outcomes, and overlooks nonclimatic determinants. I reviewed research on indigenous health and climate change to capture place-based dimensions of vulnerability and broader determining factors. Studies focused primarily on Australia and the Arctic, and indicated significant adaptive capacity, with active responses to climate-related health risks. However, nonclimatic stresses including poverty, land dispossession, globalization, and associated sociocultural transitions challenge this adaptability. Addressing geographic gaps in existing studies alongside greater focus on indigenous conceptualizations on and approaches to health, examination of global-local interactions shaping local vulnerability, enhanced surveillance, and an evaluation of policy support opportunities are key foci for future research.
Author Ford, J. D.
DOI 10.2105/ajph.2012.300752
Date Jul
ISSN 1541-0048
Issue 7
Journal American Journal of Public Health
Keywords Climate Change; Developing Countries; Health Status; Humans; Population Groups; Vulnerable Populations; World Health
Language eng
Notes Ford, James D Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Canada Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't United States Am J Public Health. 2012 Jul;102(7):1260-6. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2012.300752. Epub 2012 May 17.
Pages 1260-1266
Title Indigenous health and climate change
Volume 102
Year 2012
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