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Climate Heritage Network

Andrew Potts, Coordinator
Climate Heritage Network Secretariat
ICOMOS Climate Change and Heritage Working Group
Le Groupe de travail de l'ICOMOS sur le changement climatique et le patrimoine
e-mail: andrew.potts@icomos.org

Official website: http://climateheritage.org/


Membership fee: Membership in the Network does not require any fee to be paid.

This international non-governmental network was founded on 24 October 2019 and the City of Krakow was one of its 70 Founding Members.

The Climate Heritage Network is a voluntary organisation consisting of local and city, state/provincial and regional, indigenous and tribal, and national arts, culture and heritage governmental and quasi-governmental boards, offices, ministries, inter-governmental organizations, and site management agencies as well as NGOs, universities, businesses and other organisations.

International networking starts as an electronic/digital network but may grow into to a more multifaceted effort and concrete projects between parties. The network seeks funding for its work while initially asking members to provide in-kind services like web hosting, social media, and design services.

The network emphasizes aiding heritage actors to be full partners in the design, planning, and execution of their communities’ climate action strategies, and linking together innovative initiatives like California’s new Cultural Resources Climate Change Task Force. It also serves as a vehicle for supporting engagement by the heritage sector in other international climate platforms like the UNFCCC’s Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action.

By joining the Network, members declare that they support the vision of cooperation outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and will act in accordance with the Terms of Reference (TOR).