Culture Heritage is both impacted by Climate Change and a source of Resiliency, but the relationships are not well understood.
The IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), for example states that “impacts, such as loss of... cultural heritage, and ecosystem services, are difficult to value and monetize, and thus they are poorly reflected in estimates of losses.” We will examine how to improve the treatment of cultural heritage in the AR6 through new collaboration among interested organizations within the framework of expanding engagement by the heritage community of climate issues.
La Maison Champs-Elysees
8 rue Jean Goujon, 75008 Paris (near the Grand Palais)
Directions from Le Bourget: Take RER B to Châtelet-Les Halles, transfer to Paris Métro Line 1 in the direction of La Défense–Grande Arche. Exit at Champs-Élysées-Clemenceau.
Tuesday, 1 December 2015
Roundtable and Discussion • 16:30 – 18h30
16:30 – 16:45 Welcome
by Andrew Potts, JD, Executive Director, US/ICOMOS and Mr. Oliver Maurice,
Director, International National Trusts Organisation (INTO)
16:45 – 17:00 Framing the Inter-Section of Climate Change and Heritage
Dr. David Harvey, Professor of Historical Cultural Geography, University of Exeter
17:00-17:20 An introduction to the IPCC Assessment Reports and the
Consideration of Cultural Heritage in AR5
Dr. Katharine J. Mach, Director, Science, IPCC Working Group II Technical Support Unit
17:20 – 17:30 Reflections on Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on
Cultural Heritage from the UNESCO perspective
Ms. Anna Sidorenko, World Heritage Centre, UNESCO
17:30 – 17:40 The Perspective of the National Trust
Mr. Keith Jones, Environmental Adviser, National Trust Wales
17:40 – 17:50 Farming alongside of cultural and natural heritage conservation
Ms. Anika Molesworth, Coordinator, Sustainable Farms Initiative,
International National Trusts Organisation (INTO)
17:50 – 18:10 Introduction to the AR6 and Opportunities for
Engagement by the Cultural Heritage Sector
Dr. Youba Sokona IPCC Vice Chair, Special Advisor on Sustainable Development, South Centre
18:10 – 18:30 Discussion on next steps for forging new collaborations in advance of the AR6.
18:30 – 19:30 Reception & Networking Event: A chance to bring together in one place all
the folks attending COP21 working at the intersection of Climate Change and Heritage.