Meetings Side Events

Turning The Tide #ForCoral – UN Ocean Conference High-level ICRI Breakfast

Reef Action Hub, UN Ocean Conference, Lisbon, Portugal

Wednesday , June 29, 2022
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Turning The Tide #ForCoral

UN Ocean Conference High-level ICRI Breakfast

29th June 2022

Reef Action Hub, UN Ocean Conference, Lisbon, Portugal

By invitation only

At the occasion of the United Nations’s 2nd Ocean Conference, the International Coral Reef Initiative will bring together high-level partners to present and showcase the 2021 – 2024 Plan of Action, released by the United States of America, “Turning the Tide for Coral Reefs”. The side-event will highlight the critical actions #ForCoral and set the scene for the next three years, while seeking synergies for the Plan of Action’s implementation.

This side-event is not an official UN side-event and will be held outside of the conference at the Reef Action Hub, hosted by the Global Fund for Coral Reefs, ICRI and the MIRPURI Foundation.


Moderator: Kristian Teleki, World Resources Institute

The ICRI 2021 – 2024 Plan of Action – Turning the Tide for Coral Reefs

Monica Medina
Assistant Secretary Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, United States of America & ICRI Chair

Promoting Resilient Coral Reefs

Dr Richard W. Spinrad
Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere & NOAA Administrator & ICRI Chair

Expanding the Coral Reef Community

Sefanaia Newadra
Director General, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

Open Discussion on How to Implement the ICRI Plan of Action

Coral Reefs and the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema
Executive Secretary to the Convention on Biological Diversity


His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco

Concluding Remarks

United States of America
ICRI Chair