Our ever changing climate impacts many aspects of our lives as individuals, locally and globally – including our cultural heritage.
ICOMOS and CyArk have partnered to create “Heritage on the Edge”. The new website documents how people across the world are protecting their cultural sites against climate change.
An essay from ICOMOS President (and CCHWG member) Toshiyuki Kono accompanies the “Heritage on Edge” project. The full essay can be read here. In it, Toshi writes: “Above all, the project is a call to action. The effects of climate change on our cultural heritage mirror wider impacts on our planet, and require a robust and meaningful response. While actions at individual sites can prevent loss locally, the only sustainable solution is systemic change and the global reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.”
This is what culture heritage sounds like when it is mobilised for climate action.