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United for a decade of conservation action #ForCoral

InterContinental Hotel, Montreal, Canada

Wednesday , December 14, 2022
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United for a decade of conservation action #ForCoral

CBD COP15 Coral Reef Reception

14th December 2022

InterContinental Hotel, Montreal, Canada

19:00 – 22:00 (GMT-5)

By invitation only

The very successful Reef Action Hub at the UN Ocean Conference 2022 demonstrated a viable model for ensuring the spotlight for coral reefs during global forums and elevating the leadership presence at coral events. Thus, the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) and the Global Fund for Coral Reefs (GFCR) will reconvene a joint event at the occasion of the CBD COP15 with financial support from Monaco and The G20 Coral Research & Development Accelerator Platform (CORDAP) to unify the leadership voices for coral reefs.

The event will strengthen connections within the coral reef community, highlight the importance of coral reefs during the CBD negotiations on the post-2020 framework, and announce new pledges to achieve nature-positive outcomes for coral reefs by 2030. Key implementing partners for coral reefs of the post-2020 framework will be present at the event to showcase their work #ForCoral through displays of resources and will be available to discuss various implementation mechanisms.

Agenda (Draft)

Voices of Support #ForCoral

Welcoming remarks

Coral reefs, a valuable but vulnerable ecosystem

Coral Reefs and the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Youth voices #ForCoral

Implementing the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Concluding Remarks

Networking

Discussion and exhibition of key implementer resources with attendees

During the event, an art piece, produced by Vanessa Barragao, will be unveiled that captures the beauty of coral reefs; a reminder of the need for strong action for their conservation

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