As climate change erodes Iraq's ancient monuments, age-old techniques are helping repair the damage. Climate change raises salt levels around ancient Babylon. Salinity corrodes ruins of humanity's oldest monuments
Climate change is not only influencing our weather: it poses an existential threat to the outstanding universal value (OUV) of many of the world’s most precious sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, and potentially to the World Heritage system itself.
“Modern” styles of architecture using concrete and glass have often usurped local building techniques better suited to parts of the world with hotter climates. Now some architects are resurrecting traditional techniques to help keep buildings cool.
To tackle climate challenges, Bangladesh has adopted a number of policies and action plans since 2005. However, most of these policies fail to promote the rights and adaptation practices of the most vulnerable communities, such as the indigenous peoples.
International Centre for Climate Change and Development
ADRRN is collaborating with key partners, including GNDR, ICVA, ACFID, and others, to strengthen the participation of civil society colleagues at APMCDRR in order to maximise the impact of the messages from the communities we serve.