ICRI – An Initiative to achieve internationally agreed coral reef targets

Location: 
Monaco
Contact Name: 
Francis Staub
Contact E-mail: 
fstaub@icriforum.org
Dates: 
Tue, 2019-03-26

A breakfast event on coral reefs to be held in Monaco on March 26th 2019 at the occasion of the Monaco Ocean Week (www.monacooceanweek.org): ICRI – An Initiative to achieve internationally agreed coral reef targets

The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) is the only international initiative dedicated solely to coral reefs and associated ecosystems. It is a unique public-private partnership of governments, international organizations, scientific entities and non-governmental organizations whose aim is to preserve coral reefs and associated ecosystems in a framework of sustainable use. ICRI is currently co-chaired by Australia, Indonesia and Monaco (until June 2020), and the plan of action 2018-2020 was adopted in December 2018.

Moderator: Kristian Teleki, Director - Sustainable Ocean Initiative, World Resources Institute

Presentation from Dr. Patricia Gonzalez, Director of Biology and Marine Ecology, Marine Research Center of the University of Havana, Cuba

Presentation of the ICRI/UN Environment small grant program selected projects (short movies):

  • A seascape genomics approach to improve coral reefs conservation strategies against bleaching in New Caledonia
  • Certification of Peer Trainers in Effective Management of Coral Reefs, Seagrass Beds, Mangroves, & Beaches in Marine Protected Areas of the Western Indian Ocean
  • Innovative financing and legal mechanisms for reef restoration and emergency response in selected sites of the Mesoamerican region
  • Managing mangroves for climate change regulation and other ecosystem services in Kenya

Presentation of the ICRI’s plan of action 2018-2020
H.E. Bernard Fautrier, Prince Albert II Foundation CEO and ICRI Co-chairman

  • Life Reef Food Fish Trade
    Brahmantya S. Poerwadi, Director General of Marine Spatial Management, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia
  • 2020 Status of Coral Reefs of the World report
    Dr. Serge Planes
  • Global Coral Reef Fund
    Chuck Cooper, Vulcan
  • World Coral conservatoire

Screening of a video on « Community of Ocean Action on coral reefs » and intervention H.E. Peter Thomson, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean

Questions and answers

Following the event an interactive virtual reality experience will be available. You’ll the opportunity to take a virtual dive into a beautiful 360° coral reef environment