Italia Nostra-Venezia responds to Cracow: UNESCO Disappointment and Condemnation

What follows is the statement from Italia Nostra-Venezia in response to the decision taken by UNESCO in Cracow: ————————————————————————————————————————————- A predictable decision, in light of UNESCO’s misinformation. This does not only concern misinformation. There is also a genuine, very serious step backwards. With this last decision they have reneged on the “Draft Decision 40 COM … More Italia Nostra-Venezia responds to Cracow: UNESCO Disappointment and Condemnation

Venice “UNESCO World Heritage”: all is postponed until 2019

 The Committee gathered in Cracow has put off all decisions for two years, averting the condemnation of the Lagoon, by Lorenzo Padovan VENICE: Venice can breathe a sigh of relief. The condemnation of UNESCO has been averted, but the pearl of the Lagoon has been nevertheless been given until 2019 to complete its virtuous path. … More Venice “UNESCO World Heritage”: all is postponed until 2019

“I Am Not Going Away”. Citizens’ March for Venice set for July 2 as UNESCO readies the ‘verdict’ for Venice’s inclusion on list of Endangered Sites

“I am not going away”. This is slogan under which 27 Groups, Associations and others have already signed on to participate in a broad coalition of citizens which will march in defense of Venice on Sunday, 2 July 2017. While awaiting the ‘verdict’ of UNESCO regarding the possible inclusion of Venice on the World Heritage … More “I Am Not Going Away”. Citizens’ March for Venice set for July 2 as UNESCO readies the ‘verdict’ for Venice’s inclusion on list of Endangered Sites

UNECSO deadline for concrete proposals May 1: the Administration will meet April 27. “The situation is now at high risk”

VENEZIA: A hold on tourist rentals and change of use of residences. A different organization of Mass Tourism traffic with the relocation of the terminals at San Marco to Sant’Elena and Fondamente Nuove. More control and more police. And an “experiment” for San Marco that however will be difficult to put in operation by the … More UNECSO deadline for concrete proposals May 1: the Administration will meet April 27. “The situation is now at high risk”

Requests for UNESCO dossier remain unfilled. Councilor Sambo: “the residents have the right to know what was said in Paris”

The City has not made available to the City Councilors of the PD – notwithstanding the official request for access to the documents – the dossier on tourism, environment and cruise ships that Mayor Luigi Brugnaro presented at Paris a few weeks ago during the official meeting held with the Director General of UNESCO Irina … More Requests for UNESCO dossier remain unfilled. Councilor Sambo: “the residents have the right to know what was said in Paris”

UNECSO Heritage Meeting in Venice: “There is no more time, there must be solutions or the city will die”

Meeting Friday at the University Iuav dedicated to the protection of UNESCO World Heritage sites. Borletti Buitoni: “The uncontrolled flows of tourists and cruise ships are killing the lagoon” “There is no more time for the protection of the lagoon”: this the cry of alarm from Ilaria Borletti Buitoni, undersecretary of Mibact and UNESCO delegate, … More UNECSO Heritage Meeting in Venice: “There is no more time, there must be solutions or the city will die”

UNESCO Vice Director Bandarin on meeting with Brugnaro: “We are a long way from solutions.”

“There is the will to begin a dialog” Vice Director Bandarin is satisfied with the outcome of the meeting with the Mayor: “There was effort on the part of the City” “It is the beginning of a constructive dialog that has not yet had its outcome. We are a long way from solutions and in … More UNESCO Vice Director Bandarin on meeting with Brugnaro: “We are a long way from solutions.”

Cruise Ships in Venice: Senator Casson accuses Minister Delrio of “telling tall tales”. Comitato No Grandi Navi and Ambiente Venezia send letter to UNESCO

Ambiente Venezia writes to UNESCO, Casson questions Gentiloni: “Transparency and respect for the law regarding the alternatives”. The CISL insists: “No cruise ships at Marghera” “Omissions and behavior not becoming a Minister. To the Camera he has told tall tales regarding the business of the cruise ships.” Senator Felice Casson went on the attack against … More Cruise Ships in Venice: Senator Casson accuses Minister Delrio of “telling tall tales”. Comitato No Grandi Navi and Ambiente Venezia send letter to UNESCO

UNESCO: “frank and fruitful”Paris meeting to be followed by review of dossier presented by Brugnaro. Summary and critique by Italia Nostra

Confronted by ten clear requests by the Unesco Commission for World Heritage Sites, Mayor Brugnaro arrived with a large number of city and state directors and with a 70 page document that did not contain any concrete response but rather contradicted every single request. Some examples: regarding point 6 (exclusion of cruise ships from the … More UNESCO: “frank and fruitful”Paris meeting to be followed by review of dossier presented by Brugnaro. Summary and critique by Italia Nostra

UNESCO gives Brugnaro a pass after the presentation on Jan. 24. Italia Nostra’s respsonse: “Nothing has been done.”

Mayor Luigi Brugnaro’s meeting with UNESCO on Jan. 24 succeeded in convincing the panel that there were sufficient plans and money to demonstrate their commitment to meeting the requirements of the July 2016 ultimatum. This, however, is just the beginning of the process. The next meeting in July of this year will begin to address … More UNESCO gives Brugnaro a pass after the presentation on Jan. 24. Italia Nostra’s respsonse: “Nothing has been done.”