Virtual Conference: The International Day of Monuments and Sites – The impacts of climate change on the built heritage

April 13, 202212:00 EDT

ICOMOS Canada would like to invite you to a public round table discussion that will discuss the impact of climate change on our built heritage.

April 18th was declared the International Day of Monuments and Sites by UNESCO at the request of ICOMOS, the International Council on Monuments and Sites. Each year, ICOMOS proposes a global theme. This year, the theme is heritage and climate which will be the focus of this round table organized by Heritage Montreal and the House of Sustainable Development.

Individually and collectively, we are increasingly aware of the stakes and even the urgency of climate change and the impacts of our consumption patterns, including buildings, on the climate. Solutions are often presented to better build the city of the future, but the intelligent adaptation of existing buildings is an unavoidable path. Montreal and its metropolitan region have a vast built, urban, and landscape heritage that bears its identity as a cultural metropolis, a heritage whose population has mobilized to safeguard and enrich it. How is it affected by climate change? How does its safeguarding contribute to the decarbonization strategies of local and national economies? What tools are needed?

Join the discussion as panelists examine the theme of heritage and climate change within our very context.