Save the Date: World.Heritage.Climate – World Heritage education for climate-conscious sustainable development

The conference “World.Heritage.Climate – World Heritage Education for Climate-conscious Sustainable Development”, to be hosted by the Saxon State Office for the Conservation of Monuments, the Saxon State Ministry for Regional Development, the German Commission for UNESCO, the German National Committee of ICOMOS and the Institute Heritage Studies, continues the dialogue with the younger generation with a focus on the topic of climate change in World Heritage.
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#startactionnow: Digital kick-off with over 100 participants

On 09.09.2022 we started our project “Young Climate Action for World Heritage” with a successful online kick-off together with over 100 students, teachers and six World Heritage sites. This first meeting was about getting to know each other, introducing the project and developing a common vision. The kick-off impressively showed how lively and diverse the project is due to the many international participants and the diversity of the World Heritage sites, and made us want to get to know each other in person soon.
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The Project

“Young Climate Action for World Heritage” is an international educational project of the Institute Heritage Studies and the German Commission for UNESCO. The youth project innovatively combines the topics of UNESCO World Heritage, Education for Sustainable Development and climate change. At six World Heritage Sites, students in international teams from the UNESCO Associated Schools Network and beyond are exploring the following question by using creative and action-oriented methods: How can we take responsibility for the sustainable preservation of World Heritage Sites and for combating climate change locally? The results will be presented at the World Heritage Sites and prepared in a publication for educational actors.
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