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Thursday, November 19 2020 - 10:39
G20 Riyadh Summit Week: Securing a Future for the World's Coral Reefs
RIYADH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

-- As part of its commitment to Safeguarding the Planet and contributing to 
vulnerable habitat coral reef conservation.

Prof. Carlos M. Duarte, a professor in Marine Science at the King Abdullah 
University of Science and Technology, KAUST, held a media briefing during the 
Summit Week of the Saudi G20 Presidency to talk about Securing a Future for the 
World's Coral Reefs in the G20 International Media Center in Riyadh.

Professor Duarte highlighted the need for international collaboration as key, 
as no single nation has the capacity to reverse the threat to coral reefs 

Professor Duarte, said:

"The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is committed to the conservation of coral reefs 
and learning from the resistance of the coral reefs in the Red Sea to damage to 
be able to share the lessons that we have learnt with the rest of the world but 
we can't do that alone. 

"We need a global partnership to accelerate our speedy progress to conserve 
coral reefs and ensure that our children and grandchildren will continue to 
enjoy healthy reefs in the Red Sea and elsewhere.

"So the ambition of the Saudi G20 presidency is to not only seek to conserve 
the reefs we have but to actually increase the extent of coral reefs globally 
by maybe ten percent." 

Further information about the Saudi G20 Presidency, details of the Leaders' 
Summit, and schedule of the upcoming G20 Media Briefings and Roundtables can be 
found here ( ).

The link to register for exclusive G20 Riyadh Summit content on the dedicated 
Microsite can be found here ( 

SOURCE Saudi G20 Presidency