June, 2021

23jun8:00 pm9:00 pmHeritage Under Threat: climate change & the Old and New Towns of EdinburghHeritage and climate experts from around the world met to discuss the threat climate change represents to the Old & New Towns of Edinburgh8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Organiser: Edinburgh World Heritage Event Type:Webinar & TalksTheme:Nature & Biodiversity

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About this event

Edinburgh World Heritage in conversation

Heritage Under Threat

Climate change and the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

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.


  • Date: Wednesday 23 June 2021
  • Start: 8pm
  • Venue: Zoom online (you’ll receive joining info in your confirmation email)
  • This event will be recorded

How to take part

  • Book your place and we’ll send you the joining info
  • Download Zoom – it’s free (for mobile: android or Apple, and for desktop)
  • Join us on 23 June via the link in your confirmation email

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us via email at [email protected]


(Wednesday) 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Edinburgh World HeritageEdinburgh World Heritage is an independent charity with the aim of ensuring the city’s World Heritage status is a dynamic force that benefits everyone. Our mission is to connect people to their heritage in everything we do – whether through the conservation of historic buildings, delivering improvements to the public realm, or engaging people directly with the rich heritage of their city.