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Highlights of the 13th edition of the Monaco Blue Initiative



The 13th edition of the Monaco Blue Initiative took place on Monday 21 March 2022. A day of intense exchanges marked by the interventions of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, H.E. Mr John Kerry, Mr Huang Runqiu, Mr Vincent Van Quickenborne, Ms Teresa Ribera Rodríguez and Professor Ricardo Serrão Santos.

Whatever way we see our future, the ocean plays a key role. A role made up of tension and contradiction which are intrinsic to our world and which we need to address. - HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco

Ocean conservation and future challenges, development of a sustainable and positive blue economy and finance for the Ocean were at the heart of the discussions.

The panellists once again highlighted the need for ambitious and determined collective action for better Ocean governance. This was a strong call made a few months before the United Nations Conference on the Ocean in Lisbon to support the implementation of the SDG14.