Culture x Climate 2020 Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States Regional Climate Heritage Forum

Thursday, November 19, 2020 10:30 AM  12:00 PM CET

Putting Cultural Heritage at the Centre of the European Green Deal: A preview of the European Heritage Green Paper

Which role can cultural heritage play in the European Green Deal?

Climate change is one of the most significant threats to people and their cultural heritage worldwide. Cultural heritage, in turn, offers immense potential to drive climate action and support a just transition to a low carbon, climate resilient future. This is why in the European Green Deal (EGD), one of the planet’s most ambitious plans to tackle the climate change, cultural heritage have an essential role, as they both need each other to succeed.

As part of the Culture x Climate Regional Climate Heritage Forum series, the Climate Heritage Network Europe Region is partnering with Europa Nostra to preview the European Heritage Green Paper. The Green Paper is designed to lay out the power of cultural heritage to contribute to achieving the EGD’s ambitions and to mobilise the heritage community to realise that potential. It offers a template for transformative climate action by the cultural heritage sector around the world.

A reflection on Green Paper project will be offered by Gijs de Vries, senior visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Reactions will also be presented on behalf of EU Institutions including Francisco de Paula Coelho, Dean, European Investment Bank Institute.

The European Heritage Green Paper has been developed by Europa Nostra in collaboration with ICOMOS and with the support of the European Investment Bank Institute.

CLIC researchers Antonia Gravagnuolo and Jermina Stanojev are members of the working group.

The Green Paper is planned to be formally issued in the coming months and will be widely disseminated to the EU Institutions and other stakeholders concerned with the European Green Deal.

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