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United against fire, flood and erosion: Europe must save its cultural heritage
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United against fire, flood and erosion: Europe must save its cultural heritage

Heritage sites represent the past and future of our common European culture and identity. However, many of them are under serious threat: climate change and environmental degradation put our cultural heritage at risk. Especially in the Mediterranean countries, numerous fires, floods, erosions, and pollution have already caused irreparable damage over the past decades. But this can and must be avoided. Therefore, not least as a member of the European Parliament’s Committee on Culture and Education, I am fighting for a stronger and more coherent EU approach to improving the protection and funding of our European cultural heritage. Relevant facts and figures are well-known, and they shouldn’t be neglected. According to the recent IPCC report Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptatio...