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Action de l'ICOMOS sur le changement climatique

Stilt houses, coping with climate change. Dhaka, Bangladesh © Development Planning Unit University College LondonLe changement climatique est devenu l'une des plus grandes menaces, prenant très rapidement de l'ampleur pour les populations et leur patrimoine culturel dans le monde. Face à ce défi, l'approche de l'ICOMOS est double : premièrement, répondre aux risques que le changement climatique fait peser sur le patrimoine culturel. Deuxièmement, faire du patrimoine une source de résistance et un atout pour les actions climatiques, dont le potentiel est libéré par une meilleure conservation et gestion des ressources culturelles matérielles et immatérielles du monde.

Climate Heritage Network Global Launch

ClimateHeritageNetworkMobilising1The Climate Heritage Network Global Launch is a two-day program (24-25 October 2019) devoted to urgently mobilizing the cultural heritage sector for climate action across the globe. The programme will serve as a key catalyst for accelerating the ambition of culture and heritage actors to help the communities they work in to deliver on ambitions of the Paris Agreement. The launch builds on the Climate Heritage Mobilization@ Global Climate Action Summit held in San Francisco in 2018.

Cultural Heritage at COP22

COP22 Side Event Marrakech 112016At the UN Climate Change Conference (COP22) in Marrakech from 7-18 November 2016, US/ICOMOS and ICOMOS Morocco will participate as co-hosts of two official side events on key issues of cultural heritage.

Cultural Heritage at COP23

At the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany from 6-17 November 2017, ICOMOS is participating in four events on key issues of cultural heritage.

ICOMOS Joins Mobilization to Unite Cultural Heritage for Climate Action

Global Climate Action SummitThe urgent need for increased ambition by the cultural heritage sector on climate change is uniting culture, heritage, indigenous, sustainability and community organisations from around the world at the Climate Heritage Mobilization. ICOMOS is proud to be supporting this effort as an Endorsing Organisation. The Mobilization event, scheduled for 12 September in San Francisco (USA), is an official affiliated event of the Global Climate Action Summit organised under the auspices of the California Office of Historic Preservation (an ICOMOS member).

ICOMOS releases “Future of Our Pasts” report to increase engagement of cultural heritage in climate action

CCHWG cover 1The “Future of Our Pasts: Engaging Cultural Heritage in Climate Action” report was released by ICOMOS on Wednesday 3 July 2019 in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan at an event held during the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee. Putting forward a multi-disciplinary approach to cultural heritage, the report is intended for site managers, scientists, researchers, but also to climate activists and policy-makers.

ICOMOS work on Climate change

ClStilt houses, coping with climate change. Dhaka, Bangladesh © Development Planning Unit University College Londonimate change has become one of the most significant and fastest growing threats to people and their cultural heritage worldwide. ICOMOS embraces a two-pronged approach to the issue that emphasizes both responding to the risks that climate change poses to cultural heritage and also championing heritage as a source of resilience and an asset to climate action, whose potential is unlocked through better conservation and management of the world’s tangible and intangible cultural resources.

ICOMOS’s Message to COP25: Cultural Heritage Can Help!

COP25 Opening conf copUNCCMonday (2 Dec) saw the opening in Madrid, Spain of the 25th meeting of the Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25). The 2-week long summit represents the year’s most concentrated period of climate policy work, making it a critical event for anyone concerned about climate change. ICOMOS will have a significant engagement at this year’s COP, strengthened by the release in July of its new report: “The Future of Our Pasts: Engaging Cultural Heritage in Climate Action.” 

L'ICOMOS se joint à la mobilisation pour unir le patrimoine culturel dans l'action climatique

Global Climate Action SummitLe besoin urgent d’être plus ambitieux dans le secteur du patrimoine culturel vis-à-vis du changement climatique va rallier la culture, le patrimoine, les communautés autochtones, les organismes locaux et les entreprises au service du développement durable du monde entier lors de la mobilisation du patrimoine climatique (Climate Heritage Mobilization). L'ICOMOS est fier de promouvoir cet effort en tant qu’organisme de soutient. La mobilisation, prévue pour le 12 septembre à San Francisco, aux États-Unis, est un événement officiel lié au Sommet mondial d’Action pour le Climat, organisé sous les auspices du California Office of Historic Preservation (membre de l'ICOMOS).

Le patrimoine culturel à la COP23

Lors de la Conférence des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques (la COP23) à Bonn (Allemagne) du 6 au 17 novembre 2017, ICOMOS participe à quatre manifestations parallèles officielles sur des questions de patrimoine culturel.

Parution du rapport de l'ICOMOS : « Future of Our Pasts » sur le rôle crucial du patrimoine dans l'action climatique

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ICOMOS a publié le rapport « Future of Our Pasts: Engaging Cultural Heritage in Climate Action » [un futur pour nos passés : impliquer le patrimoine culturel dans l'action climatique] ce mercredi 3 juillet 2019 à Bakou, République d'Azerbaïdjan, lors d'une manifestation parallèle qui s'est tenue pendant la 43e session du Comité du patrimoine mondial. Mettant en avant une approche pluri-disciplinaire du patrimoine culturel, le rapport s'adresse aux gestionnaires de sites, aux scientifiques, chercheurs, mais aussi aux activistes climatiques et aux décideurs politiques.

Read the Conference Report here.

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