Bridging the gaps: Cultural heritage for climate action

Brief Report from the UK National Commission for UNESCO and PRAXIS at the University of Leeds.

This session, with around 300 participants, focused on the intersection of heritage with climate change, one of the greatest challenges of our time. It explored ways to shift the focus of research and practice from simply protecting heritage to additionally considering its potential to contribute to tackling climate change and its impacts, and to informing adaptation and mitigation strategies.


  • Mr Andrew S. Potts, Coordinator, Climate Heritage Network Secretariat
  • Dr Sandip Hazareesingh, Research Fellow, History, Dept, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The Open University (UK)
  • Alice Lyall, Deputy Head of World Heritage & Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site Coordinator (UK)
  • Dr Albino Jopela, Head of Programmes at the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF)
  • Sara Crofts, Chief Executive, Icon - The Institute of Conservation (UK)

Heritage and Our Sustainable Future
Issue 2: 17 June 2021
ISSN 2752-7026