Venice Council Floods For First Time As It Rejects Climate Measures


Located on Venice’s Grand Canal, the Veneto regional council was flooded for the first time in its history last Tuesday night.

That was just after it turned down measures to combat climate change.

The iconic Italian city has been enduring the worst flooding this week in more than 50 years.

CNN reports that the council chamber in Ferro Fini Palace began to take in the water at roughly 10 p.m local time.

That’s as councillors were debating the 2020 regional budget, Democratic Party councillor Andrea Zanoni the deputy chairman of the environment committee said in a FB post:

“Ironically, the chamber was flooded two minutes after the majority League, Brothers of Italy, and Forza Italia parties rejected our amendments to tackle climate change,”

Roberto Cianbetti shared a video of the flooding.