Climate Change as a Threat to Peace: Impacts on Cultural Heritage and Cultural Diversity by Sabine von SchorlemerClimate Change as a Threat to Peace: Impacts on Cultural Heritage and Cultural Diversity by Sabine von Schorlemer

Climate Change as a Threat to Peace: Impacts on Cultural Heritage and Cultural Diversity

EditorSabine von Schorlemer, Sylvia Maus

Hardcover | February 12, 2015

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This volume takes a fresh look at climate change as a threat to peace and its impacts on cultural heritage and cultural diversity. It proceeds under the assumption that the impacts of climate change on cultural heritage and cultural diversity may challenge sustainable global peace. As innovative feature, the interdisciplinary nexus between cultural heritage and peace is explicitly taken account of. Accordingly, corresponding threats on climate change and conflict on the one hand, and protection of cultural property and climate change on the other, are pulled together into one conceptual triangle. While the importance of the protection of cultural heritage in armed conflicts tends to become more and more recognized, the crucial role of cultural policy as a reconciliatory, proactive element of building and securing of sustainable peace has so far been largely underestimated. This volume brings together opinions of renowned experts in the fields of international law as well as natural sciences, engineering, humanities and social sciences. The focus lays on the legal and institutional challenges faced by national and international stakeholders, by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in particular. Moreover, it alludes to broader issues of mitigation, adaptation and resilience.
Sabine von Schorlemer, Saxon State Minister for Higher Education, Research and the Fine Arts, is chair holder of the UNESCO Chair in International Relations at the Faculty of Law at the Technische Universität Dresden. Sylvia Maus is researcher and scientific coordinator at the UNESCO Chair in International Relations, at the Technische ...
Title:Climate Change as a Threat to Peace: Impacts on Cultural Heritage and Cultural DiversityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:February 12, 2015Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631662238

ISBN - 13:9783631662236

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Table of Contents

Contents: Sabine von Schorlemer/Sylvia Maus: Reflections on Climate Change, Heritage and Peace – Bernd von Droste zu Hülshoff: Man-made Climate Change: A Major Challenge for World Heritage Conservation – Gunter Pleuger: Climate Change as a Threat to International Peace - The Role of the UN Security Council – Franziska Knur: The United Nations Human Rights-Based Approach to Climate Change - Introducing a Human Dimension to International Climate Law – Michael Turner/Rachel Singer: Urban Resilience in Climate Change – Roger-Alexandre Lefèvre: The Impact of Climate Change on Slow Degradation of Monuments in Contrast to Extreme Events – Reza Ardakanian/Stephan Hülsmann: Impact of Global Change on World Heritage and on Environmental Resources: The Need for an Integrated Management Approach – Elizabeth Longworth: The Culture of Prevention: Heritage and Resilience – Guido Carducci: What Consideration is Given to Climate and to Climate Change in the UNESCO Cultural Heritage and Property Conventions? – Federico Lenzerini: Protecting the Tangible, Safeguarding the Intangible: A Same Conventional Model for Different Needs – Alessandro Chechi: The Cultural Dimension of Climate Change: Some Remarks on the Interface between Cultural Heritage and Climate Change Law – Birgitta Ringbeck: World Cultural Heritage Sites and Climate Change: Management Issues – Roland Bernecker: Concluding Remarks.