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Climate Change Challenges to Existing Cultural Heritage Policy

School of Architecture and Design, University of Camerino, Viale delle Rimembranze, 63100 Ascoli Piceno, Italy
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Sustainability 2019, 11(19), 5227; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11195227
Received: 1 September 2019 / Revised: 14 September 2019 / Accepted: 18 September 2019 / Published: 24 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Heritage Management)
Climate change affects, directly and indirectly, the tangible and intangible features of heritage sites. Conservation studies often examine the impacts of climate change on heritage sites by assuming it as an isolated and static concept. This study aims to debate cultural heritage concept as the primary and neglected factor for wise development of climate-resilience policies. We first adopt the qualitative Meta-synthesis method to analyze the impacts of climate change on world heritage sites, through a systematic review of reports published by the UNESCO and its advisory bodies. Then, it is explained why the sustainability of cultural heritage requires a fundamental reconsideration of the concept and promotion of its evaluation framework. The findings suggest that protection of cultural heritage and developing the climate-resilience policies for the sustainability of landscape requires at the early stages a reflection on how heritage is defined as a useful resource and acceptable characteristic of territory. View Full-Text
Keywords: cultural heritage; climate change; conservation; climate resilience; protection; sustainability; territorial planning cultural heritage; climate change; conservation; climate resilience; protection; sustainability; territorial planning
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Dastgerdi, A.S.; Sargolini, M.; Pierantoni, I. Climate Change Challenges to Existing Cultural Heritage Policy. Sustainability 2019, 11, 5227. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11195227

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Dastgerdi AS, Sargolini M, Pierantoni I. Climate Change Challenges to Existing Cultural Heritage Policy. Sustainability. 2019; 11(19):5227. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11195227

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Dastgerdi, Ahmadreza Shirvani, Massimo Sargolini, and Ilenia Pierantoni. 2019. "Climate Change Challenges to Existing Cultural Heritage Policy" Sustainability 11, no. 19: 5227. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11195227

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