• UNESCO: Sir Edmund Hillary’s Statement

    Climate Justice Programme, 07 July 2005 — Sir Edmund Hillary expressed his support today for the danger-listing of Everest because of climate change. The danger-listing is one of three legal petitions, submitted to the World Heritage Committee last November, which countries will be asked to consider at the Committee meeting in Durban, South Africa, from….. » read more

  • US Government to oppose World Heritage action on climate change

    Climate Justice Programme, 15 March 2006 – The US Government is strongly opposing efforts by the United Nations to protect some of the most vulnerable World Heritage Sites from the impacts of climate change. The position of the USA, which was recently elected to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, has been severely criticised by campaigners…… » read more

  • ADVANCE NOTICE: World Heritage Group Must Protect Top Sites from Climate Change

    Climate Justice Programme, 11 July 2006 – The World Heritage Committee, holding its annual meeting in Lithuania on July 8-16, is being urged by an international coalition of lawyers and environmentalists to back moves to protect some of the world’s most outstanding natural sites from climate change. Climate Justice Programme, 11 July 1006 World Heritage….. » read more

  • World Heritage Committee Fails to Act

    20 July 2006 – The Belize Institute of Environmental Law and Policy, Friends of the Earth International, the Climate Justice Programme and Greenpeace have reacted angrily today after the World Heritage Committee refused to take urgent action to protect some of the world’s finest sites from climate change. Additional press items on this outcome: Heritage….. » read more

  • Groups petition World Heritage Committee to danger-list Waterton-Glacier Park (16 February 2006)

    Groups Petition International Committee to List Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park as a World Heritage Site in Danger due to Climate Change Today, twelve conservation organizations from the United States and Canada petitioned the World Heritage Committee to list Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park on the List of World Heritage Sites in Danger due to impacts from….. » read more

  • UNESCO: World Heritage Committee debate and decision (July 2005)

    On 13 July 2005, in response to the three petitions to danger-list the Belize Barrier Reef, Huascaran National Park and Sagarmatha National Park (read the press release) because of climate change, along with the legal report in respect to the Great Barrier Reef (which the Committee treated as a danger-listing petition), an unprecedented debate was….. » read more