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Venice: Deputy Minister Sereni at Unesco: plan to protect world heritage from climate change

​“The footage from Venice reminds us about the threats which
climate change poses to the world’s cultural heritage. Through Venice’s tragic experience we intend to call the attention on all the assets of our common heritage that are being threatened, but which do not make headlines. Climate change threatens social stability, cultural traditions and, eventually, international security,” said the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Marina Sereni, today when addressing the 40th session of the UNESCO General Conference in Paris. 
 
The Deputy Minister announced that Italy is ready to work with UNESCO to develop a specific action plan on climate change and cultural heritage. Tomorrow Culture Minister Franceschini will address the Forum of Culture Ministers and present some concrete proposals. “The  people of Venice and of all the other threatened cultural sites across the world expect we take prompt actions,” said the Deputy Minister calling on all UNESCO member States, “not to disappoint them.”

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