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Bringing the Voice of Libraries to COP26

IFLA was proud to join the Climate Heritage Network in a series of events that brought the voices of cultural heritage and cultural institutions to the table – highlighting the sector’s critical role in powering climate action. Read More

  • News
  • 23 November 2021

Leading library, archives, and museum organisations call on WIPO to help safeguard cultural heritage

With this year's World Intellectual Property Day focusing on innovation for a green future, IFLA and its partners have come together to call on governments and the World Intellectual Property Organization not to forget the past. An open letter calling for action to ensure that intellectual property laws do not stand in the way of preservation of heritage faced with climate change already has 155 organisational and institutional co-signatories, and 55 individuals. The letter is still open for signatories. Read More

  • News
  • 27 April 2020
  • By: anonymous

Libraries and the Paris Agreement: Connections and Contributions

Starting today, governments, experts and activists from around the world will be meeting in Madrid for the 25th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) better known as COP25. In line with the Paris… Read More

  • Publications
  • 01 December 2019

UN Climate Summit: the Heritage Dimension

IFLA attended the session at the United Nations Climate Summit focused on heritage issues. With a strong focus both on the risks that climate heritage poses to all types of culture, but also the contribution that heritage can, in turn, make to our response, it was an opportunity to highlight the difference that libraries can make. Read More

  • News
  • 22 September 2019
  • By: anonymous