Meetings Side Events

Secretariat hand over ceremony

Wednesday , July 04, 2018


Facilitator: Sophie-Dorothée Duron, French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, Directorate of Water and Biodiversity

Welcoming remarks – Bruno David, President of the National Museum of Natural History of Paris

Session 1: Presentation of political and scientific issues

  • Peter Thomson, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean
  • Serge Planes, CNRS/ EPHE, Director of CRIOBE – Presentation (PDF File)

Session 2: International commitments on coral reefs

  • Lisa Svensson, Director for Oceans, UN Environment – Presentation (PDF File)
  • Bernard Fautrier, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

Official signature of the “Coral Reef Life Declaration” by United Kingdom ( Dominic Pattinson, Head of International Marine Policy)

Session 3: ICRI Secretariat Handover

  • Xavier Sticker, French Ambassador for Environment
  • Russel Reichelt, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (Australia)
  • Susi Pudjiastuti, Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (Indonesia)
  • Brune Poirson, Minister of State, attached to the Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition M. Nicolas Hulot (France)
  • Prince Albert II of Monaco

ICRI Secretariat Handover ceremony