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Scotland’s World Heritage and Climate Change

An overview of the application of the Climate Vulnerability Index (CVI)

Front cover of Scotland's World Heritage and Climate Change: Climate Vulnerability Index overview

The Climate Vulnerability Index (CVI) is a rapid and systematic tool developed specifically to assess climate change vulnerability for all types of World Heritage. Historic Environment Scotland has adopted the CVI as a standard tool for considering climate impacts on Scotland’s World Heritage and, in doing so, has set a benchmark for World Heritage sites in other countries in order to protect our past for the future.