Climate Adaptation aims to minimise the adverse consequences of climate change and maximise the opportunities it presents. 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 increasing knowledge, understanding and capacity, building resilience and preparing for change.
The Climate Heritage Network (CHN), of which ICOMOS is a founding member and its Secretariat, launches new plan to empower people to imagine and realise climate resilient futures through culture - from arts to heritage.
The CHN is a global network of more than 250 member organisations committed to supporting communities in achieving the ambitions of the Paris Agreement by scaling up culture-based climate action.
On 15 April 2019, a fierce fire ravaged Notre-Dame de Paris. Then, on 19 October 2019, the State Hall of Shuri-jô Castle in Naha (Okinawa, Japan) was again destroyed by fire. Such traumatic events were not the first time these monuments had suffered destruction, and after each loss, people wished to rebuild them as they were. In both cases, the strong emotion expressed by public opinion led to the decision to restore the monuments "Com'era Dov'era" [where and how it had been], to their original state. Why?
German Challenges for Climate Science and Heritage - a response to the UNESCO-ICOMOS-IPCC International Expert Meeting
On 15 September, join ICOMOS Germany and Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU) in the follow-up event to the German Expert-Workshop in support of the UNESCO-ICOMOS-IPCC meeting on Culture, Heritage and Climate Change: its aim is to bring together climate and cultural heritage experts from multiple German research institutions as part of a wider initiative to bridge the two fields of study.
From now on, any ICOMOS member with the membership card will have free access to the World Heritage sites of the Republic of Korea!