UNESCO Chair: Sustainable heritage and environmental management
Useful links

Web resources for the Sustainable Development Agenda and other UN/UNESCO initiatives

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  • The UNESCO/UNITWIN Chairs Programme:

UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs programme

  • Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development:

Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB):

Man and Biosphere programme (MAB)

  • Norway's first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve  - Nordhordland UNESCO Biosphere:

Nordhordland UNESCO Biosphere

  • GRIND - UiB's knowledge portal for landscape, environment, natureal and cultural heritage:  

GRIND - a gateway to the landscape

  • Bergen city is now part of UNESCO's Creative Cities of Gastronomy:

Bergen UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy

  • Norway's first UNESCO Chair - Victoria Thoresen:

UNESCO Chair at the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences

  • Conference for all European and North-American Biosphere Reserves:

EuroMAB conference 2019

  • UNESCO has developed a framework to showcase their commitment to teh conservation of biodiversity:

UNESCO's Commitment to Biodiversity

  • More info on the World Network of Biosphere Reserves:

World Network of Biosphere Reserves 2017-2018

  • The Norwegian National Commission for UNESCO (2017-2020) consists of 8 members appointed by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research:

The Norwegian UNESCO Commission

  • Norway has eight sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List:

UNESCO World Heritage in Norway

  • The Directorate for Cultural Heritage (Riksantikvaren or Direktoratet for kulturminneforvaltning) is a government agency responsible for the management of cultural heritage in Norway:

Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage

  • The Norwegian Environment Agency’s primary tasks is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, manage Norwegian nature and prevent pollution:

Norwegian Environment Agency

  • SDG Bergen is a University of Bergen strategic initiative to engage with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

SDG Bergen (University of Bergen)

  • The United Nations Association of Norway (UNA Norway) provides information on topics related to the United Nations, and relevant international issues:


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