Quantifying climate benefits from UNESCO World Heritage forests

UNESCO World Heritage forests can continue to be reliable carbon sinks if they are effectively protected from local and global threats. The high profile, global reach, and inspirational power of World Heritage sites underpin a strong case for action. The successful implementation of actions to protect these forests requires the mobilization of key stakeholders (e.g., governments, civil society, Indigenous Peoples, local communities and the private sector) to develop sustainable financing and investments and promote interdisciplinary knowledge-sharing for decision-making.

От бережно хранимых исторических памятников и музеев до живого наследия и современных форм искусства, культура обогащает нашу жизнь бесчисленными способами и помогает строить инклюзивные, инновационные и устойчивые сообщества. 

Охрана и защита всемирного культурного и природного наследия, поддержка творчества и динамичных секторов культуры имеют основополагающее значение для решения насущных проблем современного мира - от изменения климата до нищеты, неравенства, цифрового разрыва, а также всё более сложных чрезвычайных ситуаций и конфликтов. ЮНЕСКО убеждена, что никакое развитие не может быть устойчивым без сильного культурного компонента. Действительно, только ориентированный на человека подход к развитию, основанный на взаимном уважении и открытом диалоге между культурами, может привести к прочному миру.

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UNESCO-Mondiacult 2022 World Conference

The UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development – Mondiacult 2022 will be convened by UNESCO forty years after the first Mondiacult World Conference on Cultural Policies held in Mexico City (Mexico) in 1982, and 24 years after the UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies for Development held in Stockholm (Sweden) in 1998. The UNESCO-Mondiacult 2022 World Conference will be hosted from 28 to 30 September 2022 by the Government of Mexico.

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Our Conventions and Programmes

Diversity of Cultural Expressions
Intangible Cultural Heritage
Underwater Cultural Heritage
World Heritage
Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property
Armed Conflict and Heritage
Climate Change
Culture

Supporting local communities and promoting sustainable development around the world

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Quantifying climate benefits from UNESCO World Heritage forests

UNESCO World Heritage forests can continue to be reliable carbon sinks if they are effectively protected from local and global threats. The high profile, global reach, and inspirational power of World Heritage sites underpin a strong case for action. The successful implementation of actions to protect these forests requires the mobilization of key stakeholders (e.g., governments, civil society, Indigenous Peoples, local communities and the private sector) to develop sustainable financing and investments and promote interdisciplinary knowledge-sharing for decision-making.