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.

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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.” 

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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.

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