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In the presence of HSH Prince Albert, France handed over the chairmanship of the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) to Monaco, Australia and Indonesia, during a ceremony at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
In his address, HE the Sovereign Prince recalled the great responsibility of human societies whose development and short-term focus threatens the world’s coral reefs.
Monaco, during this co-presidency, will focus on the reinforcement of the political tools needed for the management and preservation of the reefs and on public mobilisation and new financial capabilities to counter the threats.
HE Mr Bernard Fautrier, Vice-President of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, took part in a session devoted to the financing of international commitments on the reefs.
The co-chairmanship of ICRI until 2020 is recognition of Monaco’s concern with the problem and its expertise. The Scientific Centre of Monaco has been wholeheartedly supported by the Prince’s Government, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, and by the Coral Reef Life Declaration, made in October 2017 by the Sovereign and His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
The Monegasque government is encouraging owners and tenants to give their homes a make-over by offering a “renovation bonus” as part of the State’s plan for economic recovery.
Women in Tunisia are set to benefit from a four-year job creation agreement signed this week between Monaco, the United Nations and the Union for the Mediterranean.
The Oceanographic Institute is trailblazing by becoming the first official member of the European Commission’s environmentally-minded global coalition, United for Biodiversity.
A new music project in Monaco, Voice in Progress, will be holdings its first concert this October featuring 20 of the region’s brightest stars.