For several years, the British port city was banned by UNESCO for not caring about the environments of the World Heritage-listed Victorian ports. Instead of protecting their world heritage, they built new homes and demolished old ones, many media reported, among other things. Watchman.
Plans for the new football stage also played a role in the decision made by UNESCO at a meeting in China on Wednesday after a two-day discussion. A vote in which the decision to beat Liverpool narrowly decided the matter.
And thus Liverpool lose their place after only 17 years on the most prestigious list.
The letter stirs emotions in the city, with Mayor Steve Rotheram calling the decision a “step back” taken by officials “on the other side of the globe.”
“Places like Liverpool should not be faced with the choice between preserving their World Heritage status or reviving areas that have been forgotten – and the many jobs and opportunities that come with it,” he says.
The British government also says it is “extremely disappointed” with the decision.
The UNESCO World Heritage List contains more than 1,100 cultural and natural environments that are particularly unique, worthy of protection and of particular importance to all of humanity.
This is the third time in history that a place has been removed from the list. In the past, a valley in Germany and a nature reserve in Oman has lost its World Heritage status.
Liverpool can now take comfort in the fact that it is still the birthplace of the Beatles – with the new football stadium close to the sea.
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