Italy and Switzerland may redraw their borders as glaciers melt
Italy and Switzerland may be forced to redraw their borders along the Alps near the Matterhorn as the glaciers continue to melt.
Franco Narducci from Italy's Democratic Party wants to submit a bill to redraw the border with Switzerland, and Switzerland is agreeing with this measure. The glaciers are melting due to climate change.
"This draft law is born out the necessity to revise and verify the frontiers given the changes in climate and atmosphere," Narducci said. "The 1941 convention between Italy and Switzerland established as criteria [for border revisions] the ridge [crest] of the glaciers. Following the withdrawal of the glaciers in the Alps, a new criterion has been proposed so that the new border coincides with the rock."
This would not affect citizenship as the border would only be redrawn in uninhabited areas.