Climate Culture Peace Conference by ICCROM, the British Council and Department for Digital takes place 24-28 January 2022, is a free online event about climate change and its; effects on cultural heritage.
“Youth Forum “Voices of Now and Future”: Sessions organized and led by youth organizations active in climate change
- 5 Interactive Workshops:
- Training opportunities on climate, culture, peace
- 4 Thematic Presentations: Sharing of Knowledge, practice, and/or research-based upon interconnected themes, and followed by a Q&A discussion.
- Discussion Forums: Guided 60-minute discussions to explore regional issues and questions
- Panel Presentations: A round-up of current issues that seek to advance knowledge and fill information gaps by utilizing multi-sectorial thinking
- Ignite Talks: Speedy talks that will briefly introduce ideas, issues, and/or solutions in order to spark further discussion
- Positive Change Envisioning Exercise: Join a virtual activity that encourages different approaches to hope, inspiration, and the future.
- Climate Open Mic: An open space for discussion and reflection on the day’s events
Inaugral Panel – Climate.Culture.Peace: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM CET
What are the Links between Climate, Culture and Peace?: 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM CET
Culture the Missing Link – Learn from the Past: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM CET
Climate Open Mic: 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM CET
Culture in relation to Climate Crisis: 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM CET
Culture the Missing Link – Strategies for Heritage: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CET
Discussion Forum (MENA Region): 11:40 AM – 1:10 PM CET
Climate change as a risk driver for culture and people – When Water Rises: 1:40 PM – 2:40 PM CET
What do Climate Risks Look Like Around the World?: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CET
Culture, Climate, and Drivers of Conflict: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CET
Building a Map of Climate Impacts on Culture and Heritage: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM CET
Climate Open Mic: 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM CET
–Update 14 April
Climate.Culture.Peace – Conference Report and Highlights
The report outlines the Conference’s proceedings with inputs from around the globe and green practices across cultural heritage disciplines.
“The report ends with a list of practical steps we can take to amplify heritage-based climate action. Key findings are listed below:
- Heritage in arid, semi-arid and coastal regions is most at risk to extreme climate impacts.
- Indigenous communities are on the frontlines of climate change and support some of the last surviving biodiverse areas . While they hold place-specific knowledge, practices and solutions that could be critical to restoring fragile ecosystems, reducing inequity, and addressing the vulnerabilities of people and heritage to climate extremes, their connection with nature is threatened.
- Frequent and intense flooding are among the primary threats to heritage and communities. Often, cultural heritage is left out of flood risk management plans at the city or area level.
- To play a positive role in climate action, there is a need to move away from expert-centric discourses and develop tools to make heritage a community-led process that removes inequity, promotes food security, peace and resilience, and reduces exposure and vulnerability to climate risks.Remove mental and physical divides between nature and culture in order to meet the challenges posed by climate change and its variability head-on.
- When heritage interventions are not people-centric and/or eco-sensitive, they can escalate tensions, increase injustice and inequality, and contribute to environmental degradation.
- Conceptual frameworks and specific tools are needed to assess cascading climate risks to heritage and people.
- Increase the ability among heritage communities to recognize the complex nature of climate risks in order to manage damage and loss”
You can download the full report here.
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All recorded sessions from the Climate.Culture.Peace conference can now be viewed on the CCP knowledge portal. Link – https://bit.ly/3IcX8Ka