Key Resources


APT Bulletin, vol. 36, no. 4 (2005): 2–3. John D. Lesak, "APT and Sustainability: The Halifax Symposium."

Climate Change and the Historic Environment

Conservation Bulletin, "Adapting to a Changing Climate." English Heritage. Issue 57: Spring 2008.

Council of Europe, Directorate of Culture and Cultural and Natural Heritage (DGIV) European Heritage Network HEREIN Forum: Cultural Heritage and Climate Change—a Call for Action (2009–10).

Council of Europe, Vulnerability of Cultural Heritage to Climate Change, Report AP/CAT (2008), 44.

English Heritage on Climate Change and Your Home

Getty Conservation Institute, Experts' Roundtable on Sustainable Climate Management Strategies

Heritage and Sustainability: A Discussion Paper

Historic Environment, "Global Climate Change and Cultural Heritage," vol. 21, no 1. Australia ICOMOS, March 2008.

National Trust for Historic Preservation on Sustainability and Historic Preservation

Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development

UNESCO, Case Studies on Climate Change and World Heritage

UNESCO, Climate Change and World Heritage

UNESCO, Policy Document on the Impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage Properties


Earth, Wind, Water, Fire: Environmental Challenges to Urban World Heritage. Proceedings of the OWHC [Organization of World Heritage Cities] Northwest-European Regional Conference in Regensburg from September 16–18, 2008. Edited by City of Regensburg, Planning and Building Division. Regensburg, 2009.

Managing Change: Sustainable Approaches to the Conservation of the Built Environment: Proceedings of the 4th Annual US/ ICOMOS International Symposium Organized by US/ICOMOS, the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Getty Conservation Institute, Philadelphia, April 2001. Edited by Jeanne Marie Teutonico and Frank Matero (2003), Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute.

"Sustainability," chapter 4 in Survey and Repair of Traditional Buildings: A Conservation and Sustainable Approach, by Richard Oxley (2003), Shaftesbury: Donhead Publishing.

Sustainability and the Historic Environment: Technical Paper. Prepared for English Heritage by Land Use Consultants and CAG Consultants (1996), London: English Heritage.

Sustainable Preservation: Greening Existing Buildings, by Jean Carroon (2010), New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.

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