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This table collects a set of indications, goals or rules officially agreed upon at the national, regional, EU or global level addressing threats and vulnerabilities of tangible and intangible heritage in relation to climate change and natural disaster or addressing any contribution of art and culture against climate change.
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|Policy title||Policy title||Institution||Country||Document type||Category||Description||Description||Keywords||idPolicy||policyCode||Date||Website||Link||compiler||categoryTitle||documentTypeTitle|
|Words into Action guidelines: Developing National Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies||Words into Action guidelines: Developing National Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies||UNDRR - United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction||UN||Guidelines||Adaptation||The Words into Action (WiA) guidelines are designed to provide practical guidance on disaster risk reduction topics, supporting countries in developin...||The Words into Action (WiA) guidelines are designed to provide practical guidance on disaster risk reduction topics, supporting countries in developing a national disaster risk reduction strategy that is aligned with the Sendai Framework. Among the high-level objectives to be proposed in the DDR strategies, the Guidelines list also the protection of cultural heritage, recommending direct linkages to the national development and climate change strategies.||Risk Management, Prevention, Protection, Monitoring of Climate Impacts||61||A61||2020||https://www.undrr.org/publication/words-action-guidelines-developing-national-disaster-risk-reduction-strategies||https://www.undrr.org/publication/words-action-guidelines-developing-national-disaster-risk-reduction-strategies||A.S.||Adaptation||Guidelines|
|2021 KIEL STATEMENT ON ARCHAEOLOGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE||2021 KIEL STATEMENT ON ARCHAEOLOGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE||EAA CCH - European Association of Archaeologists, community for Climate Change and Heritage||EU||Statement||Adaptation||The document states that archaeologists should take a more active role in contributing to the current climate change debate. The EAA is encouraging Me...||The document states that archaeologists should take a more active role in contributing to the current climate change debate. The EAA is encouraging Members to formulate recommendations and best practices concerning ways to enhance the EAA’s effectiveness in addressing the multiple challenges posed by climate change to archaeological heritage.|
Archaeology provides in fact a unique perspective to the interpretation of recent climate and cultural change. It provides also a vast array of data to understand better the development of and resilience to the global crises. The advocacy of archaeologists on local, regional, national, and international levels can play a pivotal role in protecting archaeological sites and data from the destruction through climate change and in learning from the past for the present and future.
This Statement was officially approved and adopted at the EAA Annual Membership Businesses Meeting held in Kiel on 20 - 23 September 2021.
|Cultural Activities, Dissemination, Engagement, Intangible Heritage, Traditional Practices||94||A94||2021||https://www.e-a-a.org/2021Statement||https://www.e-a-a.org/2021Statement||F.P.||Adaptation||Statement|
|A New European Agenda for Culture - SWD||A New European Agenda for Culture - SWD||EU Commission||EU||Agenda||High Ambition||The New Agenda explains how the European Commission will support the EU Member States in tapping into culture's potential to foster innovation, creati...||The New Agenda explains how the European Commission will support the EU Member States in tapping into culture's potential to foster innovation, creativity, sustainable growth, and jobs. Moreover, the New Agenda outlines how to build on the legacy of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. Finally, it highlights cultural heritage as one of the two horizontal dimensions of the entire EU Agenda for Culture. The New Agenda has three strategic objectives, focusing on social, economic, and external dimensions. The social dimension is about using the power of culture and cultural diversity for social cohesion. Among other objectives, the document emphasizes the need to protect and promote Europe's cultural heritage as a shared resource. Under the economic dimension, the New Agenda supports jobs and growth in the cultural and creative sectors by promoting arts and culture in education. The Agenda also calls for boosting relevant digital, entrepreneurial, traditional, and specialized skills and encouraging innovation in culture. The external dimension focuses on strengthening international cultural relations, as well as reinforcing cooperation on cultural heritage. Five pillars steer this Framework, among which: 1) Cultural heritage for an inclusive Europe: participation and access for all; 2) Cultural heritage for a sustainable Europe: smart solutions for a cohesive and sustainable future; 3) Cultural heritage for a resilient Europe: safeguarding endangered heritage; 4) Cultural heritage for an innovative Europe: mobilising knowledge and research; 5) Cultural heritage for stronger global partnerships: reinforcing international cooperation||Cultural Activities, Built Environment, Arts for Climate, Dissemination, Engagement, Research&Innvoation, Education, Protection, Technologies||1||A1||05/12/2018||https://www.interregeurope.eu/policylearning/news/3392/the-new-european-agenda-for-culture/||https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52018DC0267&from=EN||A.S.||High Ambition||Agenda|
|A practical guide to Cimate-resilient buildings & communities||A practical guide to Cimate-resilient buildings & communities||United Nation Environment Program||UN||Report||Adaptation||The report demonstrates how buildings and community spaces can be constructed to increase their resilience to climate change, especially in developing...||The report demonstrates how buildings and community spaces can be constructed to increase their resilience to climate change, especially in developing countries where structures are largely self-built. The publication provides an overview of the fundamental types of interventions at the building scale, including nature-based solutions.||Built Environment, Green Energy, Renewable Energy, Retrofitting, Traditional Practices||95||A95||2021||https://www.oneplanetnetwork.org/practical-guide-climate-resilient-buildings-communities||https://wedocs.unep.org/xmlui/bitstream/handle/20.500.11822/36405/Adapbuild.pdf||F.P.||Adaptation||Report|
|Action Plan on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030||Action Plan on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030||EU Commission||UN||Action plan||Loss&Damage||On 17 June 2016, the European Commission published an Action Plan on the Sendai Framework. Covering a five-year period, the Plan provides for a more s...||On 17 June 2016, the European Commission published an Action Plan on the Sendai Framework. Covering a five-year period, the Plan provides for a more systematic disaster-risk-informed approach in EU policy making. One of the implementation priorities concerns the development of good practice regarding the essential integration of cultural heritage in national disaster risk reduction strategies to be developed by EU Member States. The purpose of the Action Plan is to build on the Sendai Framework and the international agreements and processes, to further enhance and promote disaster risk management and its integration in EU policies. The Action Plan highlights the European Commission experience so far and translates the Framework priorities across existing EU policies. Some of the actions identified may also complement EU Member States' initiatives to implement the Sendai Framework.||Risk Management||46||A46||17/06/2016||https://climate-adapt.eea.europa.eu/metadata/publications/action-plan-on-the-sendai-framework-for-disaster-risk-reduction-2015-2030-a-disaster-risk-informed-approach-for-all-eu-policies||https://ec.europa.eu/echo/sites/default/files/sendai_swd_2016_205_0.pdf||A.S.||Loss&Damage||Action plan|
|Adapting to climate change: Towards a European framework for action||Adapting to climate change: Towards a European framework for action||EU Commission||EU||Action plan||Adaptation||The 2009 EU’s White Paper “Adapting to climate change: Towards a European framework for action, (COM 2009), is the base for a comprehensive EU strateg...||The 2009 EU’s White Paper “Adapting to climate change: Towards a European framework for action, (COM 2009), is the base for a comprehensive EU strategy to facilitate the adjustment of economies and societies of Member States to the current and expected climate change in the most effective and economically efficient manner, even though it does not directly refer to cultural heritage. It creates rules for the development of national strategic climate change adaptation plans by EU Member States, and it recommends focusing on the following areas: Health and social policy; Agriculture and forestry; Biodiversity, ecosystems and water management; Coastal and marine areas; Infrastructure. Very influential document.||Circular Economy, Protection||101||A101||2009||https://climate-adapt.eea.europa.eu/metadata/publications/white-paper-adapting-to-climate-change-towards-a-european-framework-for-action||https://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=COM:2009:0147:FIN:EN:PDF||A.S.||Adaptation||Action plan|
|Adaptive re-use of the built heritage: Preserving and enhancing the values of our built heritage for future generations (Leeuwarden Declaration)||Adaptive re-use of the built heritage: Preserving and enhancing the values of our built heritage for future generations (Leeuwarden Declaration)||Architects' Council of Europe (ACE)||EU||Declaration||Adaptation||The Declaration recalls that the adaptive reuse of our built heritage brings multiple benefits to individuals and the society for present and future g...||The Declaration recalls that the adaptive reuse of our built heritage brings multiple benefits to individuals and the society for present and future generations. Through smart renovation and transformation, heritage sites’ social, environmental, and economic values can be increased while their cultural significance is enhanced. Such projects also contribute to the regeneration of the urban fabric and the attractiveness of areas. Adaptive reuse projects bring about many challenges. The Declaration underlines that processes that favor and ensure flexibility concerning regulatory framework and standards, participation of citizens, quality-based procurement, multidisciplinary teams working collaboratively, financial viability, and good story-telling can contribute to successful projects in the long term. As recalled in the Davos Declaration, “cultural heritage is a crucial component of high-quality Baukultur.” The adaptation of our built heritage to the needs of our time through new high-quality architectural interventions can help meet the challenges expressed in the Davos Declaration and achieve high-quality Baukultur in Europe. What our generation creates today is the heritage of tomorrow.||Built Environment||91||A91||2018||https://www.ace-cae.eu/services/news/?tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=1&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=1730&cHash=cc8d4ddb8317071c0554741963f2763b||https://www.ace-cae.eu/fileadmin/New_Upload/_15_EU_Project/Creative_Europe/Conference_Built_Heritage/LEEUWARDEN_STATEMENT_FINAL_EN-NEW.pdf||A.S.||Adaptation||Declaration|
|An SME Strategy for a sustainable and digital Europe||An SME Strategy for a sustainable and digital Europe||EU Commission||EU||Strategy||High Ambition||The EU SMEs Strategy for a sustainable and digital Europe supports European SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) through strengthening their capacities...||The EU SMEs Strategy for a sustainable and digital Europe supports European SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) through strengthening their capacities to adapt to climate neutrality challenges, help them to reap the benefits of digitalisation, reduce the regulatory burden that SMEs face, and improve their opportunities to access finance. The strategy will mobilise EU, national and private financing for SMEs through InvestEU: In 2014-2018, EU financial instruments helped mobilise EUR 100 billion of financing, notably for SMEs, in the form of debt and equity finance and the EU Investment Plan is expected to support over 1 million SMEs. Under the SME window of InvestEU, the Commission will build on the positive experiences with the existing EU SME guarantee schemes (available under COSME, Horizon 2020, the Creative Europe programme and EU cohesion policy funds). It will create a single integrated guarantee facility targeting SMEs perceived as high risk or having insufficient collateral, including innovative, those from the cultural and creative sectors, the SMEs transitioning from resource and energy intensive models towards more sustainable ones, and those adopting digital business practices.||Traditional Practices, Cultural Activities||19||A19||10/03/2020||https://digital-strategy.ec.europa.eu/en/news/sme-strategy-launched-european-commission||https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/default/files/communication-sme-strategy-march-2020_en.pdf||A.S.||High Ambition||Strategy|
|Barcelona Climate Plan 2018-2030||Barcelona Climate Plan 2018-2030||City of Barcelona||Spain||Plan||Mitigation||The main aims of the Climate Plan are to reduce Barcelona’s contribution to climate change, anticipate the climate risks to ensure and improve the cit...||The main aims of the Climate Plan are to reduce Barcelona’s contribution to climate change, anticipate the climate risks to ensure and improve the city’s ability to respond to the already inevitable effects, and reduce people’s vulnerability to climate change to guarantee their health and well-being. The Climate Plan was approved at the Full Municipal Council Meeting of 26 October 2018, satisfying one of the pledges undertaken in the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy signed in 2017. The plan is based on four key areas: mitigation (to prevent the effects from becoming worse), adaptation (to prepare us for the impacts that are already occurring), climate justice (mainly aimed at protecting the most vulnerable people), and collective action. The Climate Plan is an opportunity to join forces and make Barcelona a pioneering city that accepts responsibility for its contribution to climate change and prepares to reduce its vulnerability to its effects and become a fairer, more participatory city. The document states that culture is a crucial element for overcoming any crisis, as the cultural context is the reference framework that shapes the way people live and act (Line of Action 16). It recognizes that there is a need to expand people’s knowledge and help raise awareness among individuals, organizations, institutions, and businesses so that everyone can assume their responsibility.||Mobility, Urban Planning, Engagement||90||A90||2018-2030||https://www.barcelona.cat/barcelona-pel-clima/en/climate-plan/why-does-barcelona-need-climate-plan||https://www.barcelona.cat/barcelona-pel-clima/sites/default/files/documents/climate_plan_maig.pdf||A.S.||Mitigation||Plan|
|Barcelona Declaration of Tourism and Cultural Heritage: "Better Places to Live, Better Places to Visit"||Barcelona Declaration of Tourism and Cultural Heritage: "Better Places to Live, Better Places to Visit"||NECSTouR members||EU||Declaration||High Ambition||The Barcelona Declaration "Better Places to Live, Better Places to Visit" seeks to demonstrate what tourism and cultural heritage sectors can achieve ...||The Barcelona Declaration "Better Places to Live, Better Places to Visit" seeks to demonstrate what tourism and cultural heritage sectors can achieve by working more closely together, for the benefit of European citizens and cultural heritage as well as businesses, visitors and destinations. Moreover, it assumes the collective commitment of both sectors towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The declaration was initiated by NECSTour, in cooperation with the European Travel Commission and the European Cultural Tourism Network and with the support of the European Heritage Alliance 3.3.||Tourism, Cultural Activities, Engagement, Circular Economy||6||A6||2018||https://necstour.eu/better-places-to-live-better-places-to-visit||https://mcusercontent.com/dec6071747257d07792f828d7/files/35fffeab-d51b-4527-9abe-df2a2cdad454/BCN_DECLARATION_TOURISM_AND_CULTURAL_HERITAGE_FINAL.01.pdf||A.S.||High Ambition||Declaration|
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