Climate change is destroying World Heritage sites

A new report released last week (26 May) has highlighted how climate change is becoming one of the most significant risks for World Heritage sites.

The report, compiled by UNESCO, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) lists 31 natural and cultural World Heritage sites in 29 countries that are vulnerable to increasing temperatures, melting glaciers, rising seas, intensifying weather events, worsening droughts and longer wildfire seasons. Continue reading