National policies and plans


Adopted at a conference that commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Florence flood, this charter establishes the need for cultural heritage and Art Cities to have a special status when governments develop plans for reducing disaster impacts.


Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
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The Climate Adaptation Strategy establishes specific objectives to be reached by end of December 2016 and it is to be updated within 5 years. The NAS provides an extensive knowledge on past, present and future climate change.
Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

Obiettivo principale della strategia nazionale di adattamento è elaborare una visione nazionale su come affrontare gli impatti dei cambiamenti climatici, comprese le variazioni climatiche e gli eventi meteo-climatici estremi, individuare un set di azioni

Italy - government

This declaration raises awareness of resilience vis-à-vis cultural heritage. It was adopted during the international conference “Building cities' resilience to disasters: protecting cultural heritage and adapting to climate change” organized by UNISDR

European Union Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative for South Eastern Europe United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - Venice United Nations Human Settlements Program, Disaster Mitigation Office

This decree regulates the establishment of Italy’s national platform for disaster risk reduction as to implement the recommendations of Hyogo Declaration and Hyogo Framework for Action.

Italy - government

This law regulates the organization, structure, functioning and activities of the National Service of Civil Protection of Italy.

Italy - government

This bilateral agreement between France and Italy provides for mutual assistance in case of natural or man-made disasters and cooperation in disaster risk reduction.

France - government Italy - government

This agreement establishes a Co-operation Group between the governments of Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, the Republic of San Marino, Spain, and Turkey for the prevention of, protection against, and organisation of relief in major natural

Council of Europe