In the last few years, cultural heritage and nature-based solutions are increasingly being integrated into disaster risk management strategies and climate change mitigation and adaptation planning. However, the interconnections between natural and cultural heritage are not sufficiently explored and used for disaster risk prevention and post-disaster recovery strategies. In light of the increasing hazards threatening World Heritage, this session explores the opportunities that nature-culture approaches could bring for analyzing heritage places and increase their resilience by planning disasters prevention and recovery in cultural landscapes, urban areas and natural protected areas.
Independent Heritage Specialist
Architect (Universidad Ricardo Palma) and PhD (Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg) (in)
SPEAKERS & CASE STUDIES
ASIA Jefferson Chua, Greenpeace – Can Resiliency Landscapes withstand pandemics? (Asia)
OCEANIA Xavier Forde, Heritage New Zealand – Strengthening Communities of knowledge: building the infrastructure of indigenous heritage in Aotearoa (Oceania)
AFRICA Alula Tesfay, Mekelle University, Ethiopia / University of Tsukuba, Japan – Ethiopia, resilient building traditions of Gunda Gundo community (Africa)
EUROPE Barbara Minguez-García, World Bank / GFDRR – Challenges and opportunities of natural and cultural heritage in disaster risk management strategies: an international cooperation perspective (Europe)
NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA Paloma Guzmán, Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) – How is conservation with a landscape approach advancing the assessment of climate change of World Heritage properties?
SOUTH AMERICA Pilar Matute, Centro Nacional de Sitios del Patrimonio Mundial, Ministerio de las Culturas, las Artes y el Patrimoo – The Minami-Sanriku Moai: a protective gift (South America)