World Heritage icons at risk from climate change

Climate change is one of the biggest risks for World Heritage sites, according to a new United Nations report.

Achieving the Paris Agreement's goal of limiting global temperature rise to a level well below 2°C is vitally important to protecting the World Heritage for current and future generations.

The study 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.

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