Cultural heritage

Efforts to protect cultural heritage from disaster risk, including tangible heritage (monuments, archaeological sites, paintings, manuscripts, sculpture) and intangible heritage (inherited traditions or living expressions).

Latest Cultural heritage additions in the Knowledge Base

Thousands of historic and archaeological sites in Georgia are at risk from tropical storm surges, and that number will increase with climate change, according to a new study.
ScienceDaily
Australian native performing traditional ritual with fire.
Bringing climate science and Indigenous knowledge systems together promises to produce better results for heritage protection as the climate changes. And there is no time to waste.
Conversation Media Group, the
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Many researchers believe that China’s arid northwest is becoming warmer and wetter. Frequent temperature changes contribute to fresco damage, and many are concerned about the Mogao paintings.
China Dialogue
This documentary explores the city of Jodhpur, and how climate change is affecting the lives of its residents. The revival of age-old traditions and their innovative adaptation to modern needs may be the only path forward
Green Risk-Informed Resilient Development (GRRID) Corps
Confederation of Risk Reduction Professionals
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This report examines whether the Pacific Islanders’ intangible cultural heritage (ICH) is safeguarded in relevant laws and policies.
A Moroccan bricklayer prepares a surface for bricklaying in Tizi N'Tichka, Morocco
Traditional construction methods were no match for the earthquake that rocked Morocco on Friday night, an engineering expert says, and the area will continue to see such devastation unless updated building techniques are adopted.
Northeastern University
Kedarnath Temple before sunrise
A fresh reminder of the area’s fragility came on the night of 4 August 2023, when a major landslide hit the Kedarnath pilgrimage route amid heavy rains. The landslide washed away several shops near Gaurikund, the start of the Kedarnath trek.
The Third Pole
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The Issue n. 3 of the project newsletter focuses on the main initiatives carried out since March 2023.

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