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Project Adapt Northern Heritage

Project Acronym Adapt Northern Heritage
Project Title ADAPTing NORTHERN cultural HERITAGE to the environmental impacts of climate change and associated natural hazards through community engagement and informed conservation planning
Project subsite
Priority 4 Natural and Cultural Heritage
Objective 4 Increased capacity for sustainable environmental management
Theme Tourism, recreation, cultural heritage, languages
Target groups local public authority
regional public authority
national public authority
sectoral agency
interest groups including NGOs
infrastructure and (public) service provider
enterprise, including SME
higher education and research
Joint Secretariat Desk Officer Christopher Parker
Project duration 31-05-17 to 30-05-20
Total budget 963 212 EUR
NPA co-financing 552 372 EUR

Objectives

1.Develop procedures for risks and vulnerabilities assessments and sustainable adaptation planning of historic places and make the procedures accessible through online software: Develop risks and vulnerabilities assessment method and guidance for adaptation planning considering all 4 sustainability aspects (cultural, economic, environmental, social); transfer method and guidance into software with adaptation measures catalogue

2. Produce a select adaptation action plans to demonstrate how the environmental impacts of climate change and associated natural hazards can be integrated into conservation planning: Produce stakeholder-driven conservation plans for the case studies to show how climate change predictions and related impacts on historic places can be considered; the plans should act as examples and promote the adaptation of the case study sites

3.Create a network for stakeholders concerned with the conservation of northern cultural heritage in the context of a changing climate to contribute, engage, learn and network: Create an international community network, involving authorities, charities and local and specialist communities in the northern world regions, with online activates platform, engaging and structured round table networking events and training courses

Summary

Adapt Northern Heritage is concerned with adapting northern cultural heritage to the environmental impacts of climate change and associated natural hazards through community engagement and informed conservation planning. The project will develop an online tool to assess the risks for and vulnerabilities of historic places and provide guidance for the planning of strategic adaption measures that takes into account cultural, economic, environmental and social sustainability. The tool will be develop, test and demonstrated in nine case studies, in Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and Scotland, for which adaptation actions plans will be produced. The project will also create a community network with a networking platform, round table workshops and training events.