The Climate Change and Cultural Heritage Working Group’s membership as at November 2019 is as follows:
Convenor: Susan McIntyre-Tamwoy (email Susan)
EC Representative: Flavia Kiperman
This working group was established in response to a recommendation by the Scientific Council adopted by a decision of the Advisory Committee (held in Pretoria 2007) that Climate Change and its associated impacts on Cultural Heritage would remain a major focus of discussion for all the National Committees and International Scientific Committees of ICOMOS. Australia ICOMOS has undertaken a number of one-off initiatives, such as the Symposium on Climate Change and Cultural Heritage Impacts, held in Cairns in 2007, and the publication of an issue of Historic Environment arising from the symposium.
In 2007 delegates attending the Australia ICOMOS eXtreme heritage Conference passed the following resolution:
|The Australia ICOMOS Conference on eXtreme heritage: managing heritage in the face of climatic extremes, natural disasters and military conflicts in tropical, desert, polar and off-world landscapes in Cairns, 19-21 July 2007, notes with concern the risks to cultural heritage posed by climate change. We ask Australia ICOMOS to recognise:|
|We urge Australia ICOMOS to encourage action to:|
The role of this committee is to raise awareness of the issues relating to cultural heritage conservation arising from Climate Change both in the public and government sectors and to develop a 3 year program for Australia ICOMOS engagement with this issue.