Prince Charles flanked by Foundation MD Anna Marsden (right) and GBRMPA's Dr Russell Reichelt at the Reef Roundtable
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales visited the Great Barrier Reef today to learn firsthand how Australian corporate and government leaders are rallying to address the threats facing coral reefs.
The Prince joined the ‘Reef Roundtable’, hosted by The Prince’s Trust Australia and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation at Lady Elliot Island, meeting leaders from the technology, resources, energy, and property and infrastructure sectors as well as government and not for profit groups.
A key focus of discussions was the successful collaboration of companies and government, working together to build the resilience of the Great Barrier Reef to a changing climate, and learning about the projects that are having an impact.
As part of today’s roundtable, leading property and infrastructure company, Lendlease, announced a new $5 million commitment across 10 years supporting the Reef Islands Initiative being led by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. This contribution is being matched by the Australian Government bringing commitments to the Great Barrier Reef today to $10 million.