Venice was recognized today as a “Resilience Hub” for the strategies pursued and policies adopted on the theme of environmental risk reduction as part of the UNDRR – United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction- “Making Cities Resilient” campaign.
The announcement was made by Paola Albrito, Director of UNDRR, during the event of the Biennale della Sostenibilità 2023 – The Mose Era entitled “Resilient cultural heritage: protecting cultural heritage from rising seas”, promoted by the Venice Sustainability Foundation. Albrito highlighted that: “Venice, along with more than 6,500 cities globally, is part of Making cities resilient 2030. Now, as a Resilience Center (Resilience Hub), Venice will have the opportunity to interact internationally so that these resilience excellences can be shared”.
The city thus becomes the 27th place to receive the award, which was given to Venice Councillor Simone Venturini during the conference where it was highlighted the important role played globally by the protection of cultural heritage and the strengthening of early warning systems on reducing the impacts of environmental disasters related to climate change.
Speakers that attended the conference were Nello Musumeci, Minister for Civil Protection and Sea Policies, Renato Brunetta, President FVCMS/VSF, Fabrizio Curcio, Head of the Italian Civil Protection Department, Cyrille Honoré, Director of Disaster Risk Reduction World Meteorological Organization, Simone Venturini, Councillor for Tourism of the Municipality of Venice, Renata Codello, Secretary General Fondazione Cini, and Pierpaolo Campostrini, General Director CORILA.