Interview with Dr Marcy Rockman

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…

Valuing the environmental performance of historic buildings

This peer reviewed article on Heritage and ESD Valuing the Environmental Performance of Historic Buildings by Ruth Redden and Robert H. Crawford will be published in the Australasian Journal of Environmental Management later this year. Because… “the greenest building is one that is already built” . Carl Elefante ABSTRACT Buildings account for at least one…

ICOMOS releases “Future of Our Pasts” report to increase engagement of cultural heritage in climate action

BAKU, Republic of Azerbaijan, 3 July –  Cultural heritage offers immense and virtually untapped potential to drive climate action and support ethical and equitable transitions by communities towards low carbon, climate resilient development pathways.  Realising that potential, however, requires both better recognition of the cultural dimensions of climate change and adjusting the aims and methodologies…

Cultural Heritage and UNESCO’s Sustainable Development Goals talk, Tokyo, 19 March 2019

‘Cultural Heritage and UNESCO’s Sustainable Development Goals: How Historic Buildings can be a Resource for Ecologically Sustainable Development’ Presentation by Ruth Redden on behalf of ICOMOS Australia NSCES, Tokyo, 19 March 2019 On behalf of the Australia ICOMOS National Scientific Committee on Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change (NSCES), Ruth Redden (M.ICOMOS) will present a lecture…