ICOMOS Webinar Series | ICOMOS SDGWG Webinar 3 "Planet - The Role of Cultural Heritage in Building Environmental Resilience (SDGs 6, 7, 13, 14, 15)"
While ICOMOS’s involvement with the SDGs is grounded in Target 11.4, which aims to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage, numerous other relevant goals are also inherently connected to cultural heritage.
The third webinar of ICOMOS SDGWG will present an approach to the intertwined relationship between cultural and natural resources' importance in strengthening resilience amidst the threats of climate change. The webinar will explain ICOMOS’ two-pronged approach, i.e. responding to the risks that climate change poses to cultural heritage, and championing heritage as a source of resilience and an asset to climate action (SDG 13). This potential is unlocked through better conservation, management and use of the world’s tangible and intangible cultural resources, including their contribution to sustainable water (SDG6) and energy (SDG7) management. It will also provide examples how practitioners tackle environmental resilience in their practice, both covering heritage on land and underwater.
The Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 will also be explained for the topic of SDG 14. The societal objective of understanding and valuing the ocean and how underwater cultural heritage can contribute to the long-term change in the way oceans are managed will be discussed.
A discussion of SDG 15 and the sustainable use of land and terrestrial ecosystems will further elaborate on the significance of a landscape perspective to challenges of urbanisation at heritage sites. It will also showcase the importance of community-led initiatives that apply local nature and culture-based knowledge systems to facilitate resilience and innovation.
This Webinar is an affiliated event of the Culture x Climate 2020. This is part of a virtual global forum for arts, culture and heritage-based climate action presented by the Climate Heritage Network: https://www.culturexclimate.org/. It will be presented in English with Spanish translations