International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
Impact Assessment for World Heritage I…

Impact Assessment for World Heritage I- what are the main things you need to know

Date: 16/07/2020
Time: 12:00 PM (Rome, Italy)
Location: Online

Speakers:

  • Eugene Jo, World Heritage Leadership Programme Manager, ICCROM 
  • Sarah Court, ICCROM Focal Point on World Heritage Impact Assessment  
  • Mizuki Murai, World Heritage Conservation Officer, IUCN 
  • Richard Mackay, ICOMOS Focal Point on World Heritage Impact Assessment 

Description

Impact assessment is an approach and methodology that can promote better evidence-based decision-making in advance of planning for change at or near World Heritage properties.

The three Advisory Bodies (ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN) have been collaborating, in partnership with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA), on the elaboration of a new joint World Heritage Impact Assessment (WHIA) Guidance document within the framework of the ICCROM-IUCN World Heritage Leadership Programme. 

The objective is to develop an impact assessment guidance for World Heritage properties, using a framework that can be applied to both natural and cultural properties and to small or large-scale projects, either within broader environmental impact assessments (EIA), or used stand-alone. 

The session will explain the basics of what an Impact Assessment is, and how it is connected to the conservation and protection measures needed for World Heritage properties. This is part 1 of a 2-part session on World Heritage Impact Assessment.