Environment: ICRI General Meeting
The General Meeting of the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI), which Monaco is co-chairing with Australia and Indonesia until 2020, was opened by H.S.H. Prince Albert II on Wednesday 5 December, and attended by H.E. Mr Bernard Fautrier, Vice-President of the Prince Albert II Foundation, as well as a number of international experts and representatives from coral reef countries including Angus Mackenzie, the Australian Ambassador to UNESCO, and Susi Pudjiastuti, the Indonesian Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. Monaco has been involved with the ICRI since 1999. The organisation aims to reverse the trend towards the degradation of coral reefs and related ecosystems around the world. The meeting will be taking place until 7 December in the Principality.