International Day of Monuments and Sites 2022

Rushing to Retrofit. Climate Justice or Left Out in the Cold’
14 April 2022 | 1800 hrs | Online

For this year’s International Day of Monuments and Sites (IDMS), we explore the theme of ‘Heritage and Climate Justice’. We invite ICOMOS Ireland NSC and WG Conveners, international ICOMOS members and non-ICOMOS bodies to respond to this pertinent topic, under the title of ‘Rushing to Retrofit. Climate Justice or Left Out in the Cold’.
In consideration of the relevance of this year’s IDMS to ICOMOS Ireland’s Climate Change Conversation series, we are hosting a combined event in joint review. In response to the ICOMOS Triennial Scientific Plan, 2021-24, ICOMOS Ireland are continuing a series of exchanges titled ‘Climate Change Conversations’, to highlight and address our role in this initiative. This plan calls on all National Committees, International Scientific Committees and Working Groups to identify appropriate organisational climate action at every level . This event will offer the third installment in this series.

Click here to view a recording of this event. 


Introduction: David Hughes (The ICOMOS Ireland National Scientific Committee on Energy + Sustainability (NSC E+S) & comment on the effect of the current approach to viewing embodied carbon)

Speaker 02: Colm Murray (comment on ICOMOS Ireland NSC participations)

Speaker 03: Peter Cox (Appropriate retrofitting to existing built heritage to benefit all stakeholders, to include reference to the Historic England Scoping Study, ‘Understanding Carbon in the Historic Environment’)

Conclusion: Ishanlosen Odiaua (ICOMOS Climate Change Working Group)

Open Discussion


This Conversation is the third in a series of ICOMOS Ireland events relating to Climate Change and Cultural Heritage which are scheduled for 2021- 2022. For further information on previous discussions, and to view recordings of previous events in this series, please navigate to ‘News and Events’. 

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