ICH and SD Gs Daisy

Key Materials

Here you find links to important documents, interesting sources and useful examples that relate to living, intangible cultural heritage (ICH) and sustainable development (SD) and/or climate action.

LIVIND Pilot Projects

Sustainability plan for the Varėna Mushroom Festival, Lithuania

The LIVIND pilot project in Lithuania aimed at concrete proposals and recommendations that increase the sustainability of the popular Varėna Mushroom Festival, an event that has taken place since 1987. The pilot project consisted of workshops, participatory field-work, and network meetings involving also local policy levels. As outcomes of the project, recommendations for 'Strengthening cultural and ecological sustainability in Varėna Mushroom Festival' was published. In addition, a video about the networking stakeholders of the event with their viewpoints was produced. You can watch the video on the YouTube channel of Lithuania's National UNESCO Commission.

Pilot Project Manager: Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO together with Lithuanian National Culture Centre

Lithuania Mushroom Festival Courtyards3 photo by M Aleksa resized

LIVIND & ICH in Finland

Wheel chart of Sustainability with translations in 18 languages.

Spinner of Living Heritage with translations in 12 languages.

Living Heritage SDG Daisy
This SDG Daisy builds on the original version by the UNESCO answering to how culture can contribute to achieving the 17 SDGs, see the link to the original material below!

Cheer up your office or work space with the LIVIND A3-poster! (Light version, call in for hq version.)

Culture, Living Heritage, and Sustainable Development

This is the website of the #culture2030goal campaign. It is formed by global cultural networks united to advocate for the role of culture in sustainable development.

Guide for Sustainability Education at Children's Cultural Centres
With case examples from living heritage, a publication by Finnish Association of Children’s Cultural Centers

In Finnish

LuoTo -hanke
LuoTo-hankkeessa luodaan konkreettiset askelmerkit luovien alojen siirtymälle kiertotaloudessa toimivaan, vähähiiliseen tulevaisuuteen.

LuoTo-hankkeen esiselvitys

Lastenkulttuurin kestävän kehityksen opas
Ohjeita ja vinkkejä kestävyyteen lastenkulttuurin toimijoille (Suomen lastenkulttuurikeskusten liitto)


Living heritage and Sustainable Development on UNESCO ICH website

Sustainable development toolbox
"This toolbox explores the relationship between intangible cultural heritage and sustainable development through examples from around the world."

The Blue Book – Operational Directives 170-197
The Chapter VI, Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage and sustainable development at the national level

Research references on the implementation of the 2003 Convention
"The 2003 Convention Research Bibliography provides an interactive bibliography of research references related to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage and its implementation."

UNESCO – Culture and SD

Mondiacult 2022 Final Declaration (Final Declaration in Finnish)
UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development –MONDIACULT 2022 (28-30 September 2022, Mexico City)

Culture – A Transformative Force for Sustainable Development
On the last one of this set of slides, you find the "SDG Daisy" with examples to the question "How can culture help fill implementation gaps in the achievement of the 17 SDGs?"

Culture 2030 Indicators
The UNESCO Thematic Indicators for Culture in the 2030 Agenda

Dive into Intangible Cultural Heritage
"Visual navigation through close to 500 elements inscribed on UNESCO’s Lists of the 2003 Convention."

UN Agenda 2030

The Sustainable Development Agenda

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
he blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all."

Decade of Action
"The Decade of Action calls for accelerating sustainable solutions to all the world’s biggest challenges — ranging from poverty and gender to climate change, inequality and closing the finance gap."