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Monaco Blue Initiative

The Monaco Blue Initiative is a unique platform for debate that brings together major players in Ocean conservation and governance to reflect on the key challenges facing our future ocean, in a concrete and forward-looking way. The event is organised by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Oceanographic Institute of Monaco.

Representatives of Governments, international organizations, civil society, NGOs, the private sector, the scientific community and the media meet every year to explore and promote synergies between the protection of the marine environment and the development of a truly sustainable blue economy.

The results and recommendations of the MBI are brought to high-level international discussions and negotiations on ocean protection and governance, such as the Convention on Biological Diversity, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the negotiations on Marine Biodiversity in Areas beyond National Jurisdiction and the International Marine Protected Areas Congress.

“To be truly aware of our relationship with the Ocean and to hope to change it, we need to see how we act vis-à-vis the seas. This is the whole point of the Monaco Blue Initiative. Engage all the players involved in dialogue, so that we can gain a better understanding of the issues that link the seas and humanity. This is how we will be able to place the Ocean at the heart of our development paradigm.”

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco