10th Seminar of the UNESCO Chair and the UNITWIN UNESCO network: Climate, World Heritage & Tourism

When :

from Monday 16 December, 2019
to Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Type of event :

Consultative Meeting

Contact :


On a global scale, tourism is a major factor contributing to climate change. Carbon emissions from tourism, including air travel, are expected to double in the next 25 years. Climate change poses a risk to the integrity and preservation of World Heritage properties, endangering what makes them attractive to tourists.
The managers of World Heritage sites are setting up new measures to both mitigate and adapt to these phenomena. These include projects to assess risk, minimize the impacts of climate change by increasing site resilience, and launching initiatives to adapt to changing conditions. What are the conservation, management, communication and interpretation tools that are being developed and tested? What lessons are we learning?

The seminar "Climate Change, World Heritage and Tourism" aims to discuss these questions holistically and at global, regional and local levels.