What history can teach us about climate adaptation

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Indigenous communities in India have used climate adaptation practices for millennia Image: cgiarclimate/Flickr

Joe Wegener
Project Fellow, Frontier Technology for Climate, World Economic Forum
Chitresh Saraswat
Hoffmann Fellow, Innovation in Climate Adaptation, World Economic Forum
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Burning in the Top End is carried out for a variety of reasons: Management of conservation areas; property protection; improving pasture for cattle production; land management by Aboriginal traditional owners; and protection of fire-sensitive vegetation, such as monsoon rainforest.
Indigenous communities in Australia use traditional knowledge (the “cool burning” process) to lessen bushfires in the dry season. Image: CSIRO

Severnside fertilizer works. This plant is owned by Terra Nitrogen UK Ltd. and manufactures ammonia and ammonium nitrate
The Haber-Bosch fertilizer production process is regarded as one of the most important innovations of the 20th century. Image: Sharon Loxton/Severnside fertilizer works

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