Friday, December 11, 2009
Climate Change and World Heritage
Over the few past decades, scientists have assembled a growing body of evidence showing the extent of change of the earth’s climate and most importantly, the importance that human activities can play play in this change. This warning has led international, regional, and national organizations to develop dedicated program to assess and manage the impacts of climate change (e.g. the assessment recently conducted by the Convention on Biological Diversity). In this context, and following a by the World Heritage Committee in 2005, the present Report which has been prepared following the meeting of the Group of Experts in March 2006, aims at reviewing the potential impacts of climate change on World Heritage properties and suggesting appropriate measures to deal with them. Full report visit the UNESCO site.