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Indigenous peoples are the real climate experts. So why aren't we listening to them?

By Gina Cosentino, Social Development Specialist, World Bank and Climate Investment Funds

Everything old is new again, at least when it comes to searching for workable and proven solutions to addressing climate change. Indigenous peoples have developed, over time, innovative climate-smart practices rooted in traditional knowledge and their relationship with nature.