Climate change puts World Heritage Sites at risk

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Gepubliceerd op 19 september 2023

Climate change poses a threat to World Heritage Sites, endangering their integrity and unique beauty.

This image, acquired on 15 September 2023 by one of the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellites, shows the Sanssouci Palace and Gardens in Potsdam, a 300-year-old World Heritage site in Germany.

During the past years, this historic jewel has been hit by heatwaves, droughts and heavy rains, resulting in the death of trees, the impoverishment of the soil, and the drying of the groundwater, putting the landscape under threat.

In September 2022, the Copernicus Support Office delivered the “Copernicus for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage” Webinar to help understand the benefits of remote sensing for cultural heritage monitoring, protection, and management. The recording is available here.


Climate change puts World Heritage Sites at risk | Copernicus. (September 19, 2023).