On Tuesday, June 28, 2022, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended various seminars during the 2nd United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal.
Late yesterday afternoon, the sovereign prince hosted a side event entitled, Polar Oceans: Engine to the Global Ocean, Messages and Messengers, held at the Mar da Palha Auditorium, Oceanário de Lisboa.
According to a press release, via the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, the sovereign prince gave the keynote address stating:
“…the Poles are an essential link in the ocean system both in terms of ocean balances, species balances, currents, and major global flows and in terms of climate preservation.
For my part, I would like to emphasize the extent to which this role is also political, given that the Poles concentrate, like a laboratory, most of the questions we are faced with when it comes to taking action for the oceans.
A laboratory which nevertheless offers prospects for solutions, particularly through a certain number of workstreams whose effectiveness we know.“