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2011 – Sintra, Portugal

World Heritage Cities and Climate Change

2011: A Congress with environmental concerns in Sintra (Portugal)

The 11th World Congress of the Organization of World Heritage Cities was held in Sintra, Portugal. On the occasion of this great international gathering more than 350 participants from 145 cities (70 countries) had discussions and exchanges on the theme “World Heritage Cities and Climate Change”. On the scientific level, mayors, elected officials, municipal specialists and experts from around the globe benefited greatly from the presentations and discussions that took place in the different sessions of the Congress.

Sintra Contribution

In addition, members cities  in good standing of the OWHC  reunited in the General Assembly to hold their biennial meeting and proceeded in the election of a new Board of Directors for the period 2011-2013 composed of the mayors of : Beemster (President), Valparaiso (Vice-President), Bordeaux, Quito (Vice-President), Puebla (Vice-President), Cordoba (Vice-President), Vienna (Vice-President) and Sintra (Vice-President). Finally, the City of Oaxaca, Mexico was elected to host the 12th World Congress of the OWHC in 2013.

2024 – Cordoba, Spain

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