Interview With : Adam Markham Deputy Director of the Climate & Energy Program, at the Union of Concerned Scientist
Updated on: 24 Jun 2016
When and how did you collect the data for this report?
This is not a quantitative analysis for which new data was collected or field work done. I did most of the work in the report and it was to review and collect information that already exists in the peer-reviewed literature, technical reports, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports, State of Conservation reports provided by States Parties under the World Heritage Convention, and the World Heritage Outlook survey carried out by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). We also talked directly to scientists and protected areas managers with direct experience of research in the most of the sites. So, this is a review of the literature and we have pulled it together for the first time to get a snapshot of the severity of the situation.
Can you please elaborate on the criteria or the methodology used to assess the climate risk? Did the criteria vary from site to site?