ICOMOS: Culture Heritage & Climate Change

Who We Are


UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. UNESCO’s programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.


ICOMOS works for the conservation and protection of cultural heritage places. It is the only global non-government organisation of this kind, which is dedicated to promoting the application of theory, methodology, and scientific techniques to the conservation of the architectural and archaeological heritage. 

Created in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the objective of the IPCC is to provide governments at all levels with scientific information that they can use to develop climate policies. The IPCC provides regular assessments of the scientific basis of climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for adaptation and mitigation.


IUCN is a membership Union composed of both government and civil society organisations. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its more than 1,400 Member organisations and the input of more than 18,000 experts. This diversity and vast expertise makes IUCN the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.

Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 2500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 125+ countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development. Our Members and team of experts work together through peer exchange, partnerships and capacity building to create systemic change for urban sustainability.


The German Federal Environment Foundation (DBU) promotes innovative, exemplary and solution-oriented projects to protect the environment with special consideration of medium-sized businesses in accordance with the foundation’s mandate and the mission statement .

The Federal Office of Culture is the strategic body responsible for drawing up and implementing the Confederation’s culture policy. Its remit covers tasks that are strictly reserved to the Confederation, namely improving the institutional framework, drafting enactments in the culture sector, reviewing the compatibility of enactments in other political areas.


The National Cultural Heritage Administration of China (NCHA) is responsible for policy making, conservation, management and enhancement for more than 700,000 cultural heritage sites, movable artifacts as well as antique related museums in mainland China. Its headquarter is in Beijing as a state agency and provides guidance to local bureaus of heritage