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The first General Assembly of the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) under the Monegasque co-presidency was opened by HSH the Sovereign Prince. This meeting will be held until December 7th, at the Yacht Club of Monaco.
In his speech, HSH Prince Albert II notably stressed: “International mobilization, the joint action of economic actors and states, international governmental and non-governmental organizations, scientists and local organizations, can lead to valuable results. More than ever we must remain mobilized and determined.”
More than 80 high-level international experts and coral country representatives gathered for this General Assembly, during which the ICRI Secretariat Action Plan (2018-2020) will be presented for adoption. This action plan aims to respond to the many human pressures that coral reefs face. One of the objectives of the Secretariat is to encourage the following:
This General Assembly was preceded on 3 and 4 December by a workshop bringing together international experts to find common solutions to reduce the risks of climate change impacts on coral reefs and a workshop on climate change. experts on innovative finance.
Monaco has a new bailiff, or huissier as known locally, who was sworn in earlier this week.
General crime rates in the Principality dropped by a significant 16% between the years 2016 and 2019, and street crime by an impressive 52%.
As part of the newly approved Palais Honoria housing project, a gantry will be installed above Boulevard de Belgique, creating temporary traffic impediments in the area.
Thomas Fouilleron, Director of Archives and Prince's Palace Library, and Colonel Tony Varo, Superior Commander of the Public Force, have been distinguished by the French High Authorities.