The Great Barrier Reef is not on the ‘in danger’ list. Why, and what happens next? Never before had the world heritage committee been asked to list a site mainly because of climate impacts – and it wasn’t willing to World Heritage Committee agrees not to place Great Barrier Reef on ‘in danger’ listUnesco says ‘the facts are the facts and the science is the science’ after its recommendation is ignored Great Barrier Reef avoids UNESCO 'in danger' listing after Australian lobbying effortThe UNESCO World Heritage Committee has held off on listing the Great Barrier Reef as being 'in danger'. Venice avoids being placed on UNESCO’s heritage danger listItaly's move earlier this month to ban large cruise ships from Venice's lagoon is thought to have been a key factor in UNESCO's decision. Venice dodges demotion on world heritage list after large cruise ships bannedVenice avoided being named a world heritage site in danger by UNESCO on Thursday, just weeks after Italy moved to ban large cruise ships from sailing into the city centre. Whether or not the Great Barrier Reef is listed as ‘in danger’ won’t alter the fact it is at risk from climate changeThe Australian government pushed back fiercely against Unesco’s recommendation – and the world is watching Australia lashes out at Unesco over efforts to reclassify Great Barrier Reef as ‘in danger’Resistance to downgrade comes amid heightened concern over country’s failure to set climate targets Venice avoids heritage sites in danger list after cruise ship banVenice was able to avoid being placed on the United Nation's world heritage sites in danger list after it banned cruise ships from the area.