Event

11th World Congress of the Organization of World Heritage Cities: World Heritage Cities and Climate Change

The theme of the 11th World Congress of the Organization of World Heritage Cities is "World Heritage Cities and Climate Change." Recognizing that in the face of climate change, World Heritage Cities are among the most vulnerable places to experience rapidly occurring changes, the Congress aims to create a platform for dialogue and exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge on the issue of World Heritage Cities and Climate Change and its transfer into policy and action. The Congress will include sessions on adaptation and mitigation measures to be taken by historic cities, a poster session featuring case studies related to the theme of the Congress, and activities for a select group of journalists, who will contribute their views about the relations between heritage and climate change.  

dates: 22-25 November 2011   location: Sintra, Portugal   contact: Kerstin Manz   phone: +33-(0)1-4568-1202   e-mail: k.manz@unesco.org   www: http://whc.unesco.org/en/events/739