Vanuatu puts focus on traditional knowledge at COP 22

Vanuatu has raised the issue of traditional knowledge, and has advocated greater access to funding for it, at the UN Climate Change meeting, COP 22, in Marrakech in Morocco.

RNZ reports the Vanuatu Government's Sam Mike Waiwai made a presentation on the topic at a two-day conference which focused on indigenous knowledge and climate change.

UNESCO and the French National Centre for Scientific Research and other international bodies ran the event.

Vanuatu's Climate Change Minister, Ham Lini, is at the conference and will present a statement there.

COP 22, which comes just after the Paris Agreement has been put into force, runs until the end of next week.