Venice Is Spared From a Spot on UNESCO World Heritage Danger List

Venice Keeps Off List of Endangered World Sites

Sep 14, 2023 by NYT > Climate and Environment

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  • Europe|Venice Keeps Off List of Endangered World Sites Advertisement SKIP ADVERTISEMENT VENICE KEEPS OFF LIST OF ENDANGERED WORLD SITES The fragile Italian city has taken steps to reduce the impacts of climate change and excessive tourism, but some experts said the moves were not enough.
  • Venice will not be included on UNESCO’s list of “World Heritage in Danger” after a panel voted on Thursday to reject the recommendation of experts at the agency who had raised concerns that Italy had not done enough to protect the fragile city, which is threatened by climate change, mass tourism and development.
  • Still, representatives of countries upholding the World Heritage Convention, which seeks to protect and preserve cultural sites, said in a statement that “further progress still needs to be made” to properly conserve Venice.
  • During a debate on Thursday afternoon at a World Heritage Committee session in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, several delegates said Italy should host a new advisory mission in Venice in the coming months to monitor the efficacy of the measures that Italy has taken so far and to make suggestions.

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