The theme largely refers to the protection of the environment from natural and human related factors. The term expands to also include the protection and management of natural and manmade entities with distinct cultural heritage value. It highlights the importance to strategize towards climate change and other environmental and human related risks through the scope of green management and sustainability.
Climate change is a prominent threat to cultural heritage sites. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), global average temperature increase has reached 0.6 ± 0.2 °C over the twentieth century. Rising sea levels, droughts, fires and acid rain are some of the natural threats to cultural heritage.
A good practice to counter the effects of climate change is the Hungarian programme “County-level Climate Protection Platforms” which started in 2016. The general aim of the program is to establish county-level platforms with the involvement of local stakeholders and elaborate climate protection action plans. Each Platform is required to carry out activities: at least two conferences, three workshops and four awareness raising actions or campaigns.
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