The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) Secretariat, which began in 2004, has always been co-chaired by a developed and a developing country. Since July 1st, 2018 and ending June 30th, 2019, this initiative is hosted by Monaco, and co-chaired alongside Australia and Indonesia until mid-2020. The handover ceremony took place in Paris on July 4th. The ICRI Secretariat is hosted by members who volunteer for spots without exception every two years. It organizes its work through Action Plans approved by existing members, and the next General Meeting, and the first one under the Monaco host, will happen in December 2018. A workshop will take place on December 4th, to provide “innovative funding for coral reefs”.
The ICRI, International Coral Reef Initiative, is a relaxed partnership among nations, international organizations, and non-government organizations, which help protect coral reefs globally and established itself in 1994. The intention of the ICRI is to raise global awareness around the extremities of coral reefs around the world, and to promote best practices and re-building of such coral reefs.
For more information visit ICRI Forum.