PL5

The purpose of this session is to show and discuss progress regarding current relevant research and initiatives on Cultural Heritage Risk Management in the framework of climate extreme events. It also aims to increase the awareness, need and requirement of stakeholders and policy makers who are involved in disaster risk reduction processes to become more integrated in their overall approach.
The protection of Natural and Cultural Heritage in the face of global change is increasingly becoming a major concern for decision-makers, stakeholders and citizens worldwide. Disasters and catastrophes greatly impact on the future wellbeing of our heritage assets, with each incident diminishing their cultural significance, historic, physical and artistic value to some degree or other. Such events also pose a significant threat to the safety of occupant and users and, inevitably, directly and adversely affect the livelihood of local communities.
Research into assets at risk, exposure, impact, methodologies and tools for adaptation capacity and strategies is therefore urgently needed to safeguard and preserve Cultural Heritage, both tangible and related intangible aspects, against continuous decay.
This sessions aims to explore sustainable methodologies, tool and strategies for resilience strengthening of Cultural Heritage at risk exposed to climate extreme events in an interdisciplinary and multi-sectorial approach.

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Conveners: Alessandra Bonazza, Jose Antonio Fernandez Merodo

The purpose of this session is to show and discuss progress regarding current relevant research and initiatives on Cultural Heritage Risk Management in the framework of climate extreme events. It also aims to increase the awareness, need and requirement of stakeholders and policy makers who are involved in disaster risk reduction processes to become more integrated in their overall approach.
The protection of Natural and Cultural Heritage in the face of global change is increasingly becoming a major concern for decision-makers, stakeholders and citizens worldwide. Disasters and catastrophes greatly impact on the future wellbeing of our heritage assets, with each incident diminishing their cultural significance, historic, physical and artistic value to some degree or other. Such events also pose a significant threat to the safety of occupant and users and, inevitably, directly and adversely affect the livelihood of local communities.
Research into assets at risk, exposure, impact, methodologies and tools for adaptation capacity and strategies is therefore urgently needed to safeguard and preserve Cultural Heritage, both tangible and related intangible aspects, against continuous decay.
This sessions aims to explore sustainable methodologies, tool and strategies for resilience strengthening of Cultural Heritage at risk exposed to climate extreme events in an interdisciplinary and multi-sectorial approach.