Fragile Venice lagoon still at risk even after decree diverting cruise ships, activists say

Apr 3, 2021 | INVESTING

Activists opposed to cruise ships in Venice are seeking a meeting with the Italian government to argue that its latest proposal to divert big ships away from St Mark’s Square does not address pressing environmental concerns about the fragile Venetian lagoon.The Italian Cabinet passed a decree this week calling for a public tender of ideas to create a new docking port “outside the protected waters of the lagoon.”Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said the decree addresses long-standing Unesco…

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