Panel 4 Paper 4.1: ICOMOS perspective on addressing CultureNature integration in the implementation of the SDGs

Yildirim, Ege (2019) Panel 4 Paper 4.1: ICOMOS perspective on addressing CultureNature integration in the implementation of the SDGs. In: ICOMOS 2019 Advisory Committee Scientific Symposium - Rural Heritage - Landscapes and Beyond, 17 October 2019, Marrakesh, Morocco. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

Rural landscapes with interconnected CultureNature heritage value have much to contribute to the resilience and sustainability of food production, use of renewable natural resources and overall well-being of communities. Rural landscapes are addressed in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in SDG 11 as a type of ‘human settlement’ and Target 11.4 calls for 'strengthening efforts ‘to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage.’ Even so, to date, the contributions of rural landscapes have had limited recognition within the global framework for the UN SDGs and some reference in the UN-Habitat New Urban Agenda. This paper will provide the foundation for a panel discussion on how to more fully recognize the contributions from heritage values of rural landscapes and mainstream them within the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda. Presented in context with background on the ICOMOS doctrinal texts of rural landscape principles and the Culture-Nature Journey meetings, as well as reference to the urban-rural linkages in UN policy documents, this paper will offer insights from previous work to mainstream cultural heritage in sustainable territorial development, connecting key points on rural, historic urban and cultural landscapes, It thus also aims to inform on ways the ISC on Cultural Landscapes can work with ICOMOS, IUCN and others to advance consideration of rural landscapes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Yildirim, Ege
Languages: English, French
Keywords: Cultural Landscapes; Rural Heritage; Rural landscapes; social and economic aspects; culture nature integration; International organizations; UN Sustainable Development Goals; United Nations; Climate change; sustainable developement; Concepts; resilience; INternational standards; Doctrine; UN policy documents
Subjects: Q. LANDSCAPES > 06. Agricultural Landscapes
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 11. Legal protection and Administration
G.DETERIORATION > 03. Climate change
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 05. International organizations
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 06. Doctrinal texts, conventions and charters
Name of monument, town, site, museum: ICOMOS; United Nations
National Committee: ICOMOS International
International Scientific Committee: Cultural Landscapes (ICOMOS-IFLA)
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2019 Advisory Committee Scientific Symposium
Depositing User: ICOMOS DocCentre
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2019 15:37
Last Modified: 22 May 2023 15:45
References: ICOMOS (2017) ICOMOS Action Plan: Cultural Heritage and Localizing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Final Version (21 July 2017). Available at:

ICOMOS (2017) Principles Concerning Rural Landscapes as Heritage. Available at: August_2017/GA2017_6-31_RuralLandscapesPrinciples_EN_final20170730.pdf

Subramanian, Suneetha M., Shamik Chakraborty, and Kaoru Ichikawa (2017) ‘Mainstreaming Socio-Ecological Production Landscape Management Approaches’, UNU-IAS Policy Brief no. 8. Tokyo: Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, United Nations University. Available at:

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