Document Type

Conference Paper

Rights

This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

1.5 EARTH AND RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, 5.7 SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY, 6. HUMANITIES

Publication Details

Proceedings of the Japanese-German Colloquium World Heritage for Tomorrow: What, How and For Whom? BTU Cottbus, Germany, 17-20 February. Published online:

http://www.tucottbus.de/fakultaet2/de/denkmalpflege/forschung/tagungen/world-heritage-for-tomorrow-what-how-and-for whom.html

Abstract

This paper presents ongoing research, partly undertaken on behalf of ICOMOS Ireland’s Sub-Committee on Climate Change and the Department of Environment Heritage and Local Government, into the effects of climate change on World Heritage (and proposed World Heritage) in Ireland. World Heritage sites in Ireland have been key to the formation of a cutting edge climate change monitoring project. The outlined monitoring scheme should form a legacy for the future, producing quantifiable data over the coming century, vital in the assessment of climate change impacts on cultural heritage. In turn this will enable the development of appropriate and sustainable management practices in terms of climate change impact mitigation and adaptation at sites.