Promoting Disaster Resilient Cultural Heritage
Cultural Heritage, Disaster Resilience
October 12, 2017
Zuzana Stanton-Geddes, Salman Anees Soz
Cultural heritage is vulnerable to the adverse impacts of natural disasters, and climate change is adding to the urgency of addressing this challenge. Countries around the world are employing a variety of measures to safeguard cultural heritage against disaster risks, drawing on relevant conventions, policy frameworks, and guidance. To protect lives, livelihoods, and cultural heritage, it is important to strengthen the resilience of assets at risk and make disaster resilience an intrinsic part of cultural heritage management. This note highlights a number of recommendations that can help policy makers and practitioners further develop DRM practices for more resilient cultural heritage.