Strategies for adaptation and mitigation should be responsive to the scale and severity of the impact. This includes planning for the inevitable loss of some heritage places and objects.
Strategies will also need to be flexible and innovative to deal with uncertainty in managing climate change impacts.
Approaches should be shared widely across government and communities. They may include ‘Nature-based solutions’ that offer long-term protection against flooding, erosion, storms and sea-level rise.
Practical tips for owners and managers
- Prepare a strategy for adaptation and mitigation. Make sure it responds to the scale, severity and possible timeframe of the impact.
- Recognise and plan for adaptation options which factor in the possible loss of heritage values, or even the loss of the place/object itself, as much as preventive measures.
- Make your strategy flexible to better anticipate and deal with uncertainty in managing climate change impacts.