On November 9, Ms. Isabelle Berro-Amadei, Minister of External Relations and Cooperation, took part in the ministerial sequence of the Prime International Summit for Glaciers and Poles (One Planet Summit for Glaciers and Poles), organised at the initiative of the President of the French Republic, on the sidelines of the 6th edition of the Peace Forum of Paris.

The international community (researchers, scientists, experts from the IPCC and IPBES, leaders of international institutions, NGOs, the private sector, as well as representatives of local and indigenous populations) came together to discuss the collapse of the cryosphere (the planet’s ice reserve) on a global scale and its irreversible consequences on the entire planet.

The objective was to adopt a common political declaration, carried by France, entitled “the Appeal of Paris for glaciers and poles”, through which the signatories undertake to act in favour of the preservation of the poles and the cryosphere through the creation or maintenance of protected marine areas in Antarctica an the ban on exploiting fossil fuels at the North Pole.

In her speech, the Minister emphasised the historical scientific interest of the Princes of Monaco throughout the centuries in favour of environmental protection, and the particular attachment of HSH Prince Albert II to the polar regions. She recalled the importance of applying strong precautionary measures to preserve polar ecosystems, and highlighted the numerous initiatives and projects carried out by the Prince Albert II Foundation, the Institute of Oceanography-Albert I Foundation and the Monaco Scientific Centre.

ORIGINAL SOURCE & PHOTO: Monaco Government Press Service