Cultural heritage

Cultural heritage

Heritage conservation, traditional methods, knowledge, know-how, housing; ancient communities coping practices and systems, community resilience mechanisms.

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2022
This contributing paper investigates the process of how the pandemic risk had been building in the World Heritage (old) city of Ahmedabad by considering the old city as a ‘system’ and its functional and operational dimensions as ‘sibling systems’.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Ancient crops - a millet field in Asia
Archaeology might not solve all the agricultural challenges that climate change will bring, but it could provide important lessons and a record of new ideas.
American Geophysical Union
Sea level rise in Tangier VA
Virginia's Tangier Island is seeing its land disappear in the face of climate change – and its fate could suggest how other threatened U.S. coastal islands may fare.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, trust.org
Mosaik with faces cut out of different shades of brown paper.
Net Zero: Heritage for Climate Action, is an 18-month (July 2022 – 31 December 2023) multi-level capacity development project rooted in the idea that every place has a ‘climate story’ embedded in its cultural heritage.
International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
Ancient water cistern, Yemen
As global warming fuels extreme weather in climate-vulnerable Yemen, restoring the Tawila Cisterns could help avert future disasters, officials say.
Thomson Reuters
Paris flooding
European Committee for Standardization (CEN) invites comments on the draft CWA ‘Disaster Risk Management / Climate Change Adaptation Framework for historic areas‘
CEN - European Committee for Standardization
This image shows two people inspecting indigenous rock art in Australia that is threatened by climate change.
Climate change threatens to destroy invaluable heritage sites and traditions in marginalised countries – but empowering local people is key to adaptation.
University of East Anglia
Kunta Kinteh Island, the Gambia (2015)
Three times as many sites of sacred value, scientific wonder and natural splendour across Africa could face risks from human-caused climate change by the middle of the century, a study concludes.
Carbon Brief