Climate Action and World Heritage: Conflict or Confluence?

Daly, Cathy (2022) Climate Action and World Heritage: Conflict or Confluence? In: 50 Years World Heritage Convention: Shared Responsibility – Conflict & Reconciliation. Heritage Studies Series. . Springer Nature. ISBN UNSPECIFIED

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Abstract

In 2007 the Policy Document on the impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage Properties was adopted by the World Heritage (WH) Committee and in 2021 a revised policy document Draft Policy Document on Climate Action for World Heritage was released. An English word search on terms related to potential conflicts between WH and Climate Change was undertaken and utilized as a starting point for an exploration of developments over the 14 intervening years. Four themes were defined and explored, these include mission, change, loss and responsibility. In many cases of perceived conflict professionals and policy makers have been actively working to find solutions. In others there is the potential for developing new and creative approaches that will ensure the relevance of heritage in an uncertain future.

Keywords:Climate change, Climate Action, World heritage, Heritage policy, UNESCO
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K250 Conservation of Buildings
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D445 Heritage Management
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V400 Archaeology
Divisions:College of Arts
ID Code:46348
Deposited On:08 Oct 2021 14:23

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