2023 Advisory Committee by-election

A by-election is organized in order to fill two vacancies arising from recent resignations of Advisory Committee Officers.

Following the call for candidatures issued to National and International Scientific Committees on 24 February 2023 – with a first deadline on 12 March and an extended deadline on 31 March the final candidatures dossiers are provided below

The National Committees will elect one (1) National Committee Officer, the International Sctientific Committees will elect one (1) Scientific Council Officer  and then from among all the Advisory Committee officers who wish to stand (both newly elected and already in place), the Advisory Committee will elect its new President and Vice-President.

You can view the call for candidatures via this linkVoting rights and instructions have been sent to all Committees on 4 April 2023.

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Climate Action Working Group - Climate Adaptation Toolkit

Image4Climate 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.

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Launch of the Climate Heritage Network 2022-24 Action Plan

Report Card SM CardThe Climate Heritage Network (CHN), of which ICOMOS is a founding member and its Secretariatlaunches 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. 

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Revival after a disaster: The restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris and Shuri-jô Castle

3.Notre Dame 19 IMG 4675On 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 wereIn 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? 

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German Challenges for Climate Science and Heritage - a response to the UNESCO-ICOMOS-IPCC International Expert Meeting

German Challenges for Climate Science and Heritage a response to the International Expert Meeting in December 2021 from UNESCO ICOMOS IPCC 1On 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.

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