Winter School on Sustainable Energy Governance in World Heritage Sites
Over the years, UNESCO has promoted education and international cooperation on renewable energy and, more recently, launched the Climate Change Initiative RENFORUS (Renewable Energy Futures for UNESCO Sites) to enhance and apply the Climate Change’s knowledge base to building green societies, involving the sustainable use of renewable energy sources in UNESCO designated sites.
Within this framework, UNESCO through its Office in Venice and the EU-funded project EFFESUS (Energy Efficiency for EU Historic Districts’ Sustainability) are cooperating by merging their resources and comparative advantages and jointly organizing a winter school on sustainable energy governance in World Heritage sites.
Experienced lecturers have been invited to, over one week, highlight methodologies linking advanced technologies and traditional knowledge in the fields of energy efficiency and renewable energy with the preservation of integrity and authenticity of urban World Heritage sites. A broad array of narratives from UNESCO World Heritage sites will constitute the backbone of the desk-based part of the school; the governance level will be investigated in addition to renovation and adaptation of physical structures.