Arctic World Heritage : Integrated Conservation Approach

Arctic World Heritage : Integrated Conservation Approach

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
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Dates / Project duration

October 2007 - September 2009 / 2 years

Field of action :

Development of marine protected areas

Branch :


Location :

Narvik, Norway

Project sponsor(s) :



This UNESCO conference was focused on two goals:

- to promote the classification of the Arctic as a world heritage site

- to highlight the specific dependence of the indigenous people whose resources exclusively derive from their environment

The conclusions and recommendations were forwarded, for assessment, to the World Heritage Committee in Quebec, in July 2008 as well as to international organizations, NGOs, advisory bodies to the World Heritage Convention, UNESCO and the State parties concerned for information.