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Acqua alta floods in Piazza San Marco.
Acqua alta floods in Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy. Image: Wolfgang Moroder, Wikimedia; CC BY-SA 3.0.

New Horizon 2020 project to protect heritage sites against climate related risks

Sustainable Historic Environments hoListic reconstruction through Technological Enhancement and community based Resilience’ (SHELTER) is a new European Commission Horizon 2020 awarded project set to take place over 4 years up through 2023.

Over the last decade, due to the effects of global warming, climate-related hazards create new challenges for conservators, heritage managers and UNESCO sites. SHELTER will plan and adapt governance and provide cutting-edge solutions to prepare UNESCO sites to cope with loss of natural and cultural heritage significance due to future climatic risks. The initiative will involve mainstreaming innovative solutions and principles for disaster risk management in Europe and beyond.

Read more about SHELTER at UNESCO.