Decolonise research to save heritage threatened by climate change

Boats in Mali. Image via Pixabay
Boats in Mali. Image via Pixabay

Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have called for greater efforts to decolonise heritage research in the wake of climate change.

Professor Joanne Clarke from UEA said “Climate change poses a threat to heritage globally, but it is particularly acute in low- and middle-income countries”.

The researchers ask for a greater resources to be put towards countries outside of Europe and the West. Heritage protection has been typically less prioritised in these countries, leading to greater concern about the danger that climate change poses.

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