World Heritage Sites: Climate Change

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of David Wright David Wright PPS (Rt Hon Jane Kennedy, Financial Secretary), HM Treasury

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will review the management plan for World Heritage Sites in the UK with regard to their effects on climate change.

Photo of Margaret Hodge Margaret Hodge Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Culture, Creative Industries and Tourism)

In accordance with UNESCO's adopted recommendations on climate change at its 2006 World Heritage Committee in Vilnius (WHC-06/30.COM/7.1), UK World Heritage Site Steering Groups are considering the effects of climate change when reviewing their management plans. Management plans are reviewed every five years.

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