CRC at COP28
The CRC Storytelling
We were thrilled to have our Executive Director, Dr. Tali Vardi, launch our new storytelling platform, The CRC Storytelling Hub, alongside the incredible Secretary General of The Commonwealth, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC. In the spirit of the event The Secretary General shared her own #reefstory:
"I grew up around oceans and have seen the most amazing corals. Their beauty was stunning, as was the diversity of life around them. When I grew older, I started seeing corals dying. Some people thought it was unfortunate that corals were dying because they were so pretty. Now they realise that corals are also necessary and play a pivotal role in protecting us."
We then welcomed our surprise guest - the President of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesingh - to the stage to offer his thoughts on the coral reef crisis, “While we discuss the preservation of coral reefs, we need to think of how we can preserve the entire tropical belt.”
And thank you to our amazing panelists: Reshma Ram (Youth Leader from Fiji) | Tiein Taebo (Youth Leader from Kiribati) |
Willy Missack (Community Organizer from Vanuatu) | Heidi Prislan (Commonwealth Blue