impacts on cultural heritage and cultural diversity ; [the contributions ... stem from an International Conference Entitled Climate Change as a Threat to Peace: Impacts on Cultural Heritage and Cultural Diversity, hosted by the German Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO Chair in International Relations at the Technische Universität Dresden]
in: Dresdner Schriften zu Recht und Politik der Vereinten Nationen Band 19
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.