Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Infrastructure: Preparing for Change – Cultural Heritage Assets

Climate change impacts include erosion of structures and decorated surfaces, flooding of buildings, and salt weathering of irreplaceable historic and archeological materials.

Since cultural heritage assets are critical to the preservation of cultural values and identity and often play a key role in supporting regional economies, climate change impacts on these assets may have far-reaching effects on development programs.

Cultural heritage adaptation options include maintaining and reinforcing structures, monuments, and buildings; building dykes or dams to protect sites; or moving cultural heritage infrastructure and artifacts from low-lying areas.

Friday, November 30, 2012 - 7:30am

Last updated: March 07, 2014