Climate change impacts on cultural heritage: Facing the challenge

Boccardi Giovanni

Giovanni Boccardi is the Chief of the Emergency Preparedness and response Unit within the Culture Sector of UNESCO. His responsibilities involve coordinating and supporting the action by the Organization to assist Member States in preparing and responding to crises related to conflicts or natural disasters.

Mr. Boccardi graduated in Architecture at the University of Rome (Italy) and obtained a Master Degree on Built Environment from the University College of London (U.K.). He has worked for UNESCO in different positions since 1994, both in the field (Uzbekistan and Jordan) and at Headquarters where he acted as Chief of a Regional Unit at the World Heritage Centre (first Arab States, then Asia and the Pacific), between 2001 and 2011, and then as Focal Point for Sustainable Development, Disaster Risk Reduction and Capacity Building, until 2014.