Cultural Heritage

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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - Headquarters
Paris flooding
European Committee for Standardization (CEN) invites comments on the draft CWA ‘Disaster Risk Management / Climate Change Adaptation Framework for historic areas‘
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.
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.
Cyclone Winston PDNA
This PDNA covers the damage and losses across various sectors following Tropical Cyclone Winston that struck Fiji in 2016. A summary of recovery, reconstruction, and resilience needs are included in the report.