24 March, 2022 – The workshop ‘Uniting Mayors: Local Solutions to Global Climate Challenges‘ has concluded. More than 40 mayors throughout the world have participated and shared their views and expertise on the preservation of cultural heritage, climate migration, and its data collection.

The event highlighted that migration and climate change are two interrelated phenomena and they need to be considered as such. Furthermore, new methodologies and standards of data collection should be adopted, in particular, the participant mayors called for more cooperation among cities and especially among the global north and south in order to best address climate migration. Many participant mayors and organizations noted that climate migration does not represent a threat to identity and cultural heritage, but on the contrary, an opportunity for cultural and economic enrichment.

A complete report of the workshop will be available around mid-April.