Dr. Isabel Rivera-Collazo spoke at the Climate Heritage Network Global Launch in Edinburgh, sharing about the DUNAS project and the importance of protecting cultural heritage in the face of climate change.
“Cultural heritage is a source of resilience in the face of climate change.” - Dr. Isabel Rivera-Collazo
The Climate Heritage Network Global Launch on October 24-25, 2019 gathered attendees from the cultural heritage sector to mobilize on climate action across the globe. Climate Science Alliance partner Dr. Isabel Rivera-Collazo, who leads the Puerto Rico DUNAS Project, was invited to speak at the important event.
Dr. Rivera-Collazo spoke in the session “What’s the point of cultural heritage?”, sharing her insight on the value and role of protecting cultural heritage in the face of climate change. By weaving together cultural, ecological, and community values, the DUNAS project team lays the groundwork for a resilient future.
About the Climate Heritage Network Global Launch Event:
The Climate Heritage Network Global Launch served as a key catalyst for accelerating the ambition of culture and heritage actors to help the communities they work in to deliver on ambitions of the Paris Agreement. The launch builds on the Climate Heritage Mobilization at the Global Climate Action Summit held in San Francisco in 2018.
A key outcome of the program will be the launch of the new Climate Heritage Network, a voluntary, mutual support network of local and city, state/provincial and regional, indigenous and tribal, and national arts, culture and heritage governmental and quasi-governmental boards, offices, ministries and site management agencies as well as NGOs, universities, businesses and other organizations committed to aiding their jurisdictions in tackling climate change and achieving the ambitions of the Paris Agreement. Interested parties may join the CHN by signing or endorsing the Climate Heritage Network Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
Learn more about DUNAS here: https://www.climatesciencealliance.org/dunas
Header photo courtesy of Merdith Wiggins (@DrMWiggins) via Twitter.