Strengthening cultural heritage resilience for climate change
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This report summarises the work of the EU Open Method of Coordination (OMC) group of Member States’ experts on ‘Strengthening cultural heritage resilience for climate change’. It is based on the discussions and information, provided and approved by the members of the OMC expert group, in the meetings during 2021 – 2022, in addition to presentations given by the invited external experts. In their report, the OMC expert group formulates a set of key recommendations for policy makers, based on their findings.
The recommendations to the European Commission proposed by this report, include:
It must emphasise the importance of cultural heritage in times of climate crisis and propose new actions at European level to adapt cultural heritage.
It must ensure structured cooperation at all levels of governance between EU directorates-general.
It must develop and regularly update a European climate change cultural heritage risk assessment map by 2025.
It must initiate a full review of the economic costs of climate change adaptation/mitigation solely for cultural and natural heritage.
It must establish a common European platform for exchange, discussion, expertise and knowledge sharing about the impacts of climate change on cultural heritage.