Unesco Conference Venice

The International Conference in Venice, organized by Unesco and dealing with Climate Change, has been canceled. The reason for this was strong political pressure applied to the organizers by the Italian government. As a result, Venice lost an invaluable opportunity to initiate discussions between international experts and policy makers on the future of Venice. We would like to express our grave concerns over the growing political influence over science. Global change is not a political movement, but a scientific reality.

La conferenza internazionale organizzata a Venezia dall'Unesco, incentrata sulle tematiche dei cambiamenti climatici, è stata annullata. La ragione va ricercata nelle forti pressioni politiche esercitate sugli organizzatori dal governo italiano. Il risultato è la perdita di una grande opportunità per iniziare una discussione tra esperti internazionali e le amministrazioni sul futuro di Venezia. Vogliamo esprimere profonda preoccupazione riguardo la crescente influenza della politica sul mondo scientifico. Il cambiamento climatico non è un movimento politico, bensì una realtà scientifica.

Conference information (in English): http://www.unesco.org/new/en/venice/special-themes/venice-its-lagoon/the-future-of-venice-its-lagoon/

Background information (in Italian): http://ricerca.gelocal.it/nuovavenezia/archivio/nuovavenezia/2011/11/02/NZ_17_01.html?ref=search

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