International meeting to assess climate change risks to heritage sites
International climate scientists and heritage professionals are meeting in Orkney, Scotland, to discuss and further develop an international system to assess the risks posed by climate change to world heritage sites. The results of the meeting, where the Climate Change Vulnerability Index (CVI) is to be presented, will be presented to the UNESCO world heritage committee.
Orkney is chosen as the location because of the close presence of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, a group of Neolithic monuments found on the Main island of the islands of Orkney a World Heritage site since 1999. Here the CVI will be tested for the first time.