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Climate change is one of the most critical issues of our time and its impact on both cultural and natural World Heritage is more evident than ever, with increasing fires, floods, droughts, and disease threatening the preservation and existence of cultural heritage sites, their local communities, and the transmission of intangible cultural heritage. In the case of urban heritage, there is a critical need to identify and address climate change impacts, while also furthering aspects of the sustainable development agenda and building urban resilience focusing on disaster risk, to ensure the preservation of past lessons and safekeeping for future generations.

The Community Activity, in cooperation with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), will provide a forum for relevant partners to share practices, needs and expertise; match user needs to EO assets to enrich and coordinate processes for the preservation, monitoring and management of urban cultural heritage; and enable a modernization of practices through co-producing targeted tools and services focusing on climate change impacts to urban heritage.


Read the full text of the call here.