Local Indicators of Climate Change Impacts Observation Network

LICCION is a network of research and civil society partners supporting Indigenous peoples and local communities to document and communicate local-level climate change impacts.

Our mission is to strengthen the recognition and participation of Indigenous peoples and local communities in regional and international research and policy decisions around climate change.

Based on the LICCI research project, we’re developing context-specific community-based digital monitoring tools to collect and geolocalise data on local climate change impacts and resilience.

Learn more about Oblo.

Network Partners

The Indigenous Peoples’ Foundation for Education and Environment (IPF)

IPF is a community based organisation officially established in 2005 in Thailand and works in order to best serve the need of its target communities particularly on issues of indigenous peoples’ education, self-determined development and customary land use and natural resource management.

Centre of Research & Development in Upland Area (CERDA)  

CERDA is a non-governmental and not for profit organisation based in Vietnam promoting the active participation of ethnic minorities and women in the upland area and islands. CERDA supports these groups to achieve self-reliance, exercise their full rights and legitimate interests, improve quality of life, sustainable management of natural resources, and to contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Vietnam.

The Center for Indigenous People’s Research and Development (CIPRED)

CIPRED is an organisation devoted to serve the needs of the Indigenous peoples, local communities and women of Nepal by ensuring protection of their traditional customary practices, traditional knowledge and skills to contribute to the sustainable management of natural resources and livelihoods. CIPRED aims for Indigenous Peoples’ Sustainable Self Determined Development (IPSSDD) through research and education.

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology 

(ICTA-UAB) is a multidisciplinary centre that promotes academic research and postgraduate education in the environmental sciences. It aims to improve our understanding of global environmental change, and the nature and causes of environmental problems. In addition, it studies policies, strategies and technologies to foster a transition to a sustainable future.

News and Releases

News (May 2022)

LICCION releases Oblo beta with partner organisations.

Beta versions of Oblo have been released and LICCION partner organisations in Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam are currently testing individualized and context-specific domain and surveys with organisational staff and community users. Find out what Oblo can do.

News (Feb. 2022)

LICCION gets new funding to develop Indigenous data governance toolkit.

The new funding “Research on Indigenous Governance Protocols” is an ERC Proof of Concept Grant that will allow LICCION to develop a toolkit for operationalizing Indigenous data sovereignty principles in the context of socio-ecological monitoring. Read more.

Event (Nov. 2021)

LICCION presents at the UNFCCC COP26.

LICCION colleagues Pasang Dolma Sherpa, Kittisak Rattanakrajangsri, Vu Thi Hien, Xiaoyue Li and Adrien Tofighi-Niaki present “Disaggregated data on local climate change impacts. Perspectives from Indigenous, civil society, and research organizations.” at the Indigenous Peoples Pavilion. Watch the recording (1:39:00 – 2:41:00)

Event (Jul. 2021)

LICCION presents at the UNFCCC Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform.

LICCION colleagues Anna Schlingmann and Adrien Tofighi-Niaki present at the Facilitative Working Group of the UNFCCC’s LCIPP on “Ensuring Indigenous Perspectives in Education and Curriculum.” Read more.

Document (March. 2021)

Feedback Session Form for Oblo

The Feedback Session Forms are part of a series of sessions that were held with project partners to provide feedback on the development and design of extension of Oblo as an extension of the OpenTEK platform. Topics discussed include access and tech literacy, data collection methods, Indigenous data sovereignty, design features and policy relevance. Download this document.

Document (Jan. 2021)

LICCION Data Sovereignty Statement

The Data Sovereignty Statement places LICCION in the context of the Indigenous data sovereignty (IDS) field to present a set of principles and steps which we have committed to. This includes conducting regular internal CARE assessments which we share with leading IDS organisation such as GIDA. Download this document.

Event (Jan. 2021)

LICCION presents at the Research Data Alliance (RDA).

LICCION colleagues Ramin Soleymani and Adrien Tofighi-Niaki present at the RDA session on Stewardship of Indigenous Peoples’ Data: Use Cases for Repositories and Collections, “Holistic climate change data: better rights, better policy.” Read more.

Event (Dec. 2020)

LICCION presents at the GEO Indigenous Summit.

LICCION colleague Ramin Soleymani presents “OpenTEK: recognizing traditional ecological and Indigenous knowledge in international climate policy” within the Indigenous Data Sovereignty segment of the GEO Indigenous Summit. Read more.

Document (Dec. 2020)

Policy brief
Better Rights, Better Data.

This policy brief “Better Rights, Better Data” responds to the UNFCCC call for more grounded data on climate change impacts.
Download this document.

This work is funded and supported by the European Research Council and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.