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Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Kerry’s Travel to Monaco, France, and Qatar

Office of the Spokesperson

Published on March 18, 2022

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will travel to Monte Carlo, Monaco, March 20-21, for the Monaco Blue Initiative and discuss the ocean-climate nexus with key stakeholders. Further information may be found here.

On March 22-24, Secretary Kerry will travel to Paris, France, to participate in the International Energy Agency 2022 Ministerial Meeting and discuss urgent energy security challenges, including accelerating the clean energy transition. The event will be livestreamed.

Secretary Kerry will travel to Doha, Qatar, March 25-27, to attend the Doha Forum and discuss opportunities to advance security and prosperity by tackling the climate crisis.

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.

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.

The Monaco Blue Initiative was launched in 2010 by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and is co-organized by the Oceanographic Institute – Prince Albert I of Monaco Foundation, and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

The MBI is held every year in the framework of the Monaco Ocean Week, a week of debate, analysis and awareness-raising to better understand the challenges facing our future Ocean.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is at the heart of global dialogue on energy, providing authoritative analysis, data, policy recommendations, and real-world solutions to help countries provide secure and sustainable energy for all.

The IEA was created in 1974 to help co-ordinate a collective response to major disruptions in the supply of oil. While oil security this remains a key aspect of our work, the IEA has evolved and expanded significantly since its foundation.

Taking an all-fuels, all-technology approach, the IEA recommends policies that enhance the reliability, affordability and sustainability of energy. It examines the full spectrum issues including renewables, oil, gas and coal supply and demand, energy efficiency, clean energy technologies, electricity systems and markets, access to energy, demand-side management, and much more.

Since 2015, the IEA has opened its doors to major emerging countries to expand its global impact, and deepen cooperation in energy security, data and statistics, energy policy analysis, energy efficiency, and the growing use of clean energy technologies.

Doha Forum is a global platform for dialogue, bringing together leaders in policy to discuss critical challenges facing our world, and to build innovative and action-driven networks.

Under the banner ‘Diplomacy, Dialogue, Diversity’, Doha Forum promotes the interchange of ideas and discourse towards policy making and action-oriented recommendations. In a world where borders are porous, our challenges and solutions are also interlinked.

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