Congratulations to Dr Marcy Rockman for this great interview speaking about the ICOMOS Climate Change and Heritage Working Group linking heritage and climate change and mobilizing the heritage community to climate action.
Marcy makes important observations on the intersections of Black Lives Matter, climate and management of heritage sites.
Dr. Marcy Rockman is currently working with the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) as Scientific Coordinator for a project to improve incorporation of heritage in reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). She also works with the non-profit Co-Equal in Washington, DC to provide climate change research for the U.S. Congress. From 2011-2018 she served as the US National Park Service (NPS) Climate Change Adaptation Coordinator for Cultural Resources and prepared the NPS Cultural Resources Climate Change Strategy(2016)
As a member of the ICOMOS Climate Change and Heritage Working Group, Marcy was a key contributer to publication of ICOMOS Future of Our Pasts: Engaging cultural heritage in climate action report(2019), a major outline for the global climate and heritage communities that shows how cultural heritage aligns with major areas of action under the Paris Agreement.