Sustainability is an issue that affects us all and EXARC is proud to support the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
What are the SDGs?
“The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.”
How do the SDGs relate to archaeology and open-air museums? How can archaeology, and archaeologists, contribute to achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
Cultural heritage professionals inherently care about sustainability. Preservation of cultural heritage is linked to preservation of humanity and our planet, and archaeology provides a unique insight into this relationship. From site survey to the excavation, to conservation of artefacts and biodiversity, from social impact to environmental, archaeologists and open-air museums have a pivotal role to play in communicating and educating about sustainability.
For more information about the SDGs, see: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs