The World Heritage Committee (WHC) looks set to reject a motion calling for cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, and environmentalists are pissed:
The WHC meeting in Lithuania heard evidence that 125 sites including the Himalayas and the Great Barrier Reef are at risk from climate change.
Countries which are members of the WHC are legally obliged to protect sites. Campaign groups say this can only be done by cutting emissions.
What's especially interesting is the accusation flung at the WHC by Peter Roderick, co-director of the Climate Justice Programme:
The world is entitled to expect better from the Committee; bending over backwards as a result of fear of the US and Canada will tarnish its reputation.
So Canada under "Steve" has joined the list of climate change no-goods. As my dear mother would say: Hmmmm!