Climate change and heritage : responding to the crisis

Long, Colin and Smith, Anita 2010, Climate change and heritage : responding to the crisis, in Heritage 2010 : heritage and sustainable development, Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development, Barcelos, Portugal, pp. 173-180.

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Title Climate change and heritage : responding to the crisis
Author(s) Long, Colin
Smith, Anita
Conference name International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development (2nd : 2010 : Évora, Portugal)
Conference location Évora, Portugal
Conference dates 22 - 26 June 2010
Title of proceedings Heritage 2010 : heritage and sustainable development
Editor(s) Amoêda, Rogêrio
Lira, Sêrgio
Pinheiro, Cristina
Publication date 2010
Conference series Heritage International Conference
Start page 173
End page 180
Total pages 8
Publisher Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development
Place of publication Barcelos, Portugal
Keyword(s) climate change
Summary Climate change poses a major threat to heritage of all kinds. Yet much of the work so far on climate change and heritage replicates aspects of the global heritage system, tending to emphasise a European perspective and focusing on the preservation of tangible heritage. We call for a broader understanding of climate change, particularly as it affects heritage in the developing world, especially that of indigenous peoples and small Island states. This is also a call for political engagement by heritage practitioners. We argue that in the struggle against climate change heritage practitioners can make a worthwhile contribution by arguing for a de-commodified form of heritage practice emphasizing the involvement of local communities and recognition of their cultural resources; that resists being coopted into economic growth strategies unless they supplant other forms of unsustainable development; that focuses on heritage as an alternative way of viewing resources and their use.
ISBN 9789899567139
Language eng
Field of Research 210202 Heritage and Cultural Conservation
Socio Economic Objective 950399 Heritage not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
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