International Landscape Convention
In May 2010, IFLA's World Council agreed to support the development of a Global Landscape Convention and called upon the UNESCO to review the feasibility of a new standard setting instrument. The UNESCO, is undertaking a feasibility study to explain the need for a new normative tool in this area expected to be ready by January 2011.
There are precedents to build upon. One of the most notable examples is the European Landscape Convention (ELC). The ELC gives the landscape its proper status, not as the bits left in between the buildings, developments, highways and town centrescenters, or as a vague blanket cover that will look after itself, but as the context upon and within which these dynamic processes take place.
Elements of reference:
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