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Committee Decisions

CONF 202 21B.13
Aeolian Islands (Italy)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Notes the positive outcome of the Court case on the legitimacy of the Landscape Territorial Plan;

2. Expresses concern that another Court decision is delaying the adoption and implementation of the key instrument for management of the site;

3. Requests further information from the State Party with respect to the mining of pumice within the World Heritage site;

4. Urges the State Party to prohibit expansion of pumice extraction, as it may impact on the values for which the site was inscribed on the World Heritage List;

5. Requests the State Party to provide by 1 February 2003, a report on this situation for examination at its 27th session in June/July 2003.

 Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
Focal Point: EUR/NA
States Parties: Italy
Session: 26COM
Year: 2002