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Climate Change Emergencies & Cultural Heritage Speaker Series

Dates, Times, Location

  • Dates: September 25| October 9 | October 23 | November 6 | November 20 | December 4 | December 18 | January 8 | January 22 | February 5 | March 4 | April 8 | May 6
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
  • Location: VIRTUAL (ZOOM WEBINAR)

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Participants who attend a minimum of 50% of sessions will receive a certificate of attendance from CIFAL York

BACKGROUND

The purpose of this monthly speaker series is to provide a platform for .

CIFAL York also aims to mobilize existing knowledge and capacities in climate change and cultural heritage and develop some training and education. In particular CIFAL York is partnering with other organizations and stakeholders at regional, provincial, national, and international levels to achieve this and create new and innovative training around ESG based on leading interdisciplinary research from all relevant fields.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

The key goals and objectives of this speaker series are:

  • To provide a platform for sharing knowledge and experiences related climate change impacts on cultural heritage .
  • To create a community of practitioners, researchers, and educators who are interested in climate change impacts on cultural heritage.
  • To provide attendees with practical information and tools that they can use to examine the climate change impacts on cultural heritage.
  • To understand how different agencies manage climate change impacts on cultural heritage.
  • To foster collaboration and networking among attendees, speakers and stakeholders interested in climate change impacts on cultural heritage.
  • To stay up-to-date with the latest research, developments and practice on climate change impacts on cultural heritage.

TARGET AUDIENCES

  • Executives and leaders
  • Cultural heritage professionals
  • Cultural heritage managers and policy makers
  • Graduate and undergraduate students
  • Professors and researchers

VIRTUAL SESSION 1: SEPTEMBER 25, 2023 12:00-1:00PM EST

Recording of session 1

Recording of session 1

VIRTUAL SESSION 2: OCTOBER 23 2023, 12:00-1:00 PM EST

Speaker: Dr. Bruno Genito, Professor of Archeology, Department of Asia and the Mediterranean, University of Naples "L''Orientale"

Topic: The Impacts of Climate Change on Traditional Cultural Heritage: Case of Helmand River Basin in Sistan (Eastern Iran)

VIRTUAL SESSION 3 : NOVEMBER 6 12-1PM EST

Speaker: Dave Simpson, Heritage Resilience, International National Trusts Organization

Topic: Withstanding Change; Heritage Amongst Climate Uncertainty

VIRTUAL SESSION 4 : NOVEMBER 20 12:00-1:00PM EST

Speaker: Dr. Rosa Milito Secretary General of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Energy and Sustainability + Climate Change

Topic: Climate Action and Cultural Heritage connection: a synopsis of International efforts to strengthen the connection

VIRTUAL SESSION 5 : DECEMBER 4 12:00-1:00PM EST

Speaker: Dr. Mario Santana Quintero, Professor, Architectural Conservation and Sustainability, Carleton University

Topic: Adapting to Change: Overview of the Climate Emergency impacting UNESCO World Heritage

VIRTUAL SESSION 6 : DECEMBER 18 12:00-1:00PM EST

Speaker: Lydia Miller, Chief Architect, Built Heritage, Parks Canada

Topic: Climate Change in Heritage Places: Parks Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Workshops

VIRTUAL SESSION 7 : January 8 12:00-1:00PM EST

Speaker: Giuseppe Forino, Lecturer in Planning, University of Salford, UK

Topic: Cultural Heritage and Climate Change Challenges: A Multi-Actor Perspective from Coastal Areas in North Wales, United Kingdom

VIRTUAL SESSION 8 : January 22 12:00-1:00PM EST

Speaker: Dr. Monia Del Pinto School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, Loughborough University, UK

Topic: Spatial Vulnerability Assessment to Climate Threats in World Heritage Cities

VIRTUAL SESSION 9 : February 5, 12:00-1:00PM EST

Speaker: Dr. Henrik Schoenefeldt, Professor of Sustainability in Architectural Heritage, School of Architecture and Planning, University of Kent

Topic: Architectural biographies of resilience: An inquiry into the significance of historic adaptations for  sustainable conservation

VIRTUAL SESSION 10 : March 4, 12:00-1:00PM EST

Speaker: Dr. Deniz Ikiz Kaya, Assistant Professor in Heritage & Climate Change, TU/e, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Topic: Building a climate resilient heritage future together: Inclusive and participatory processes for impact assessment and climate adaptation planning of coastal heritage

VIRTUAL SESSION 11 : April 8, 12:00-1:00PM EDT

Speaker: Cecilie Smith-Christensen, World Heritage Catalysis, Founder and Catalyst, and Lead Developer of UNESCOs Visitor Management Assessment & Strategy Tool (VMAST)

Topic: World Heritage Tourism Futures: Enhancing Communities Adaptive and Transformative Capacity through Collaborative Finance

VIRTUAL SESSION 12: May 6, 12:00-1:00PM EDT

Speaker: Constanze Fuhrmann, Head of Unit, Environment and Cultural Heritage at DBU (German Federal Environmental Foundation) Board

Topic: Climate Change and Cultural Heritage in Germany: Current Perspectives and Responses

Organizer & Partners

Organizer

CIFAL York

CIFAL York is part of UNITAR's global network of training centres for knowledge-sharing, training, and capacity-building for public and private leaders, local authorities, and civil society. CIFAL Centres are local and regional hubs for innovative, participatory and co-creative knowledge exchange opportunities to support decision-making processes, build capacity, and accelerate the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals. Established in 2020, CIFAL York started its operation in June 2021 as the first CIFAL Centre in Canada. Health and Development training and knowledge sharing is among the key focusing areas of CIFAL York.

For more information or questions, please contact: cifaldirector@yorku.ca

Partner

Heritage Ottawa

Heritage Ottawa envisions a city that values its heritage resources, integrates them into all planning decisions and ensures their contribution to Ottawa's livability. They see a future where investment in the conservation of heritage buildings, historic neighbourhoods, cultural landscapes, and other places that matter to communities is embraced as the smart cultural and sustainable choice for the city. Heritage Ottawa advocates for the protection and enhancement of Ottawa's distinctive built heritage and cultural landscapes. They speak out for and defend worthy heritage properties that are at risk of inappropriate intervention or loss. The Aberdeen Pavilion, the Billings Estate, the East Block of the Parliament Buildings, the Château Laurier, and the Central Experimental Farm are just some of the properties that have benefited from Heritage Ottawa's advocacy efforts. Heritage Ottawa Promotes the awareness, understanding, and appreciation of Ottawa's wonderful built heritage and distinctive cultural places.

Partner

World Heritage Catalysis

World Heritage, recognized through the UNESCO World Heritage Convention (1972), are natural and cultural heritage considered of "Outstanding Universal Value" to humanity. As such they represent our shared heritage and responsibility to preserve, conserve and protect.

In response World Heritage Catalysis seeks to address root causes of problems rather than symptoms and develop a theory of change including appropriate interventions allowing all World Heritage stakeholders an opportunity to engage with and benefit from World Heritage, and collaboratively address and achieve lasting improvements of societal issues.

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