Climate Action Working Group - Climate Justice and Equity Toolkit


Climate justice and equitiy lie at the heart of climate action and should be the foundation of our response in the heritage sector. This toolkit provides an overview of the topic alongside some best-practice examples and suggested actions and activities for ICOMOS National and Scientific Committees. These include ways to increase inclusivity and participation, promote meaningful co-production and be more sustainable.




Image2Heritage, Climate Justice and Equity Guide

This guide has been created by the Climate Action Working Group and is aimed at ICOMOS members, national and international scientific committees. Using case studies provided by the ICOMOS community, it addresses the topic of climate justice and equity under the following headings:
- What is the problem?
- Why does it matter?
- How can ICOMOS address climate injustice and inequity
- What can we do now?

It can be downloaded here in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.



Heritage, Climate Justice and Equity: Further Resources

Please note that resources have been included at the recommendation of ICOMOS members and National and International Scientific Committees, and do not necessarily reflect the views of either ICOMOS or the Working Group.

ICOMOS Statements and Resources

Relevant ICOMOS Events and Workshops

General Resources on Climate Justice 


1 Leah Temper, Daniela del Bene and Joan Martinez-Alier. 2015. Mapping the frontiers and front lines of global environmental justice: the EJAtlas. Journal of Political Ecology 22: 255-278.