The Institute for Climate Indigenous Knowledge aims to create transformative climate programmes that are communities-based and communities-informed, grounded on the ecological knowledge, faith, and spiritualities of grassroots communities.
The Institute was launched on 15 November 2022, at the Fofola e Fala: Havea Latukefu at the Pacific Theological College.
The Institute for Climate Indigenous Knowledge will build on the research and education activities already underway at the College to become a global leader in Indigenous knowledge research and education.
The Institute for Climate Indigenous Knowledge main components are:
To provide for the Pasifika communities and the region integrated climate change approaches based on Pasifika Indigenous climate knowledge that is meaningful to the people, that is relevant to regional stability, and that is informed by life-affirming Pasifika values and insights in an ever-changing environment.
To develop ‘Whole of Life’ communities based climate knowledge that is indigenous and faith-oriented to assist the Pasifika peoples and communities in dealing with the climate crisis in order to influence climate policies.