International Heritage Instruments and Climate Change

By Rae Sheridan and John Sheridan.

Published by The Inclusive Museum, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing

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Book: Print $US50.00
Book: Electronic $US15.00

International Heritage Instruments and Climate Change considers the current and potential effectiveness of two UNESCO instruments, the 1872 World Heritage Convention and the 2003 Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention, in protecting and safeguarding the world’s cultural heritage against the escalating threat from climate change.

This work considers the threat that climate change poses to cultural heritage, both directly and indirectly (through climate change’s effects on humanity) and recommendations are made as to how the Conventions might be fortified to better protect and safeguard cultural heritage. Finally, International Heritage Instruments presents a case study built around the culturally rich region of Leh, Ladakh, which was recently devastated by climate change linked flooding and landslides.

Keywords: Climate Change, Cultural Heritage

Book: Print (Paperback). Book: Electronic (PDF File; 143.079MB). Published by The Inclusive Museum, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing.

Rae Sheridan

Museum Educator, Formerly of Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Australia), Australia

Rae (BA, BSc, DipEd, GradDipTchLib, GradDipLibSci,MMusmSt) has had a long career as science teacher, teacher/librarian and museum educator in Australian schools, three Australian State Museums, in Ladakh and East Timor

Dr John Sheridan

Former State Communicable Diseases Epidemiologist and Chief Quarantine Medical Officer, Public Health, Formerly of Queensland Health, Indooroopilly, Queensland, Australia

John (PSM, BSc(Med), MB, BS, PhD, FAFPHM) has been employed at universities, medical research institutes and with government in both medical research and public health capacities. He has also worked as a self-funded volunteer in developing countries..


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