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Edinburgh World Heritage – Heritage Under Threat: climate change & the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

23 June - 20:00 - 21:00


In late May of this year, heritage and climate experts from around the world met to discuss the threat climate change represents to the Old & New Towns of Edinburgh UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join us for this live event to hear our panel of experts review their conclusions and set out the ways in which our unique heritage can be protected in the face of changing and potentially extreme climate.

With Associate Professor Scott Heron , co-developer of the CVI process, from James Cook University, Dr Rebecca Jones, Head of Archaeology & World Heritage, and David Harkin, Climate Change Scientist, from Historic Environment Scotland, Jenny Bruce, World Heritage Site Coordinator, and Yann Grandgirard, Climate Change Manager, from Edinburgh World Heritage.

Tickets for this event are free.

This event will showcase the results of a climate vulnerability workshop held across two weeks in late May 2021, which used, for the first time in an urban setting, the CVI tool developed by scientists at James Cook University. The workshop engaged a diverse range of people, including professionals from different sectors, heritage and climate experts, and representatives of the local community.

Edinburgh World Heritage would like to thank Historic Environment Scotland, James Cook University, the City of Edinburgh Council, and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, for their support of this event.

Further information on Edinburgh World Heritage’s climate response can be found on our website.

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