Unesco Global Geopark

UNESCO Global Geopark (UGGp) definition

“UNESCO Global Geoparks are single, unified geographical areas where sites and landscapes of international geological significance are managed with a holistic concept of protection, education and sustainable development. A UNESCO Global Geopark uses its geological heritage, in connection with all other aspects of the area’s natural and cultural heritage, to enhance awareness and understanding of key issues facing society, such as using our earth’s resources sustainably, mitigating the effects of climate change and reducing natural disasters-related risks. By raising awareness of the importance of the area’s geological heritage in history and society today, UNESCO Global Geoparks give local people a sense of pride in their region and strengthen their identification with the area. The creation of innovative local enterprises, new jobs and high quality training courses is stimulated as new sources of revenue are generated through geotourism, while the geological resources of the area are protected” (UNESCO, 2016).

Key Points of UGGp

  • International geological significance
  • Protection, education, and sustainable developments
  • Link to the natural and cultural heritage
  • Sense of pride from indigenous people
  • New economic development
  • Geotourism

Level of Geological Significance

Source: Brock & Semeniuk, 2007; Modified by: Veriyadi (2019)
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