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New Zealand academics back call to decolonise climate science


Māori knowledge is critical to success of climate research, say Indigenous experts

Leading Māori academics have responded to an editorial on climate change by saying that the decolonising of climate research is an overdue development.

The latest edition of the influential journal Science includes an editorial calling for the “decolonisation of [climate] research to change institutional structures of knowledge production”. It points out that Indigenous populations around the world have contributed the least to climate change but are disproportionately bearing the brunt of environmental damage.

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