The discussion on the link between culture and heritage on the one hand and climate change on the other generally focuses on the threat that climate change poses to our cultural heritage as the result of floods, drought, or natural disasters. Much less debated and described is the reverse relationship, the way in which culture and heritage can be actively used as an asset for climate adaptation. Heritage is not only a victim of climate change; it is also a solution.

One of the GP’s of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, selected also within project KEEP ON, has been presented during the international summit about climate adaptation, the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021, hosted by the Netherlands, and organized online on the 25th and 26th January (

The examples presented have been a vital source of inspiration and they are presented in UNESCO best practices paper: