HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco participates in COP23 in Bonn
The United Nations held their 23rd Climate Conference, COP23, in Bonn, Germany, from 6 to 17 November. An opportunity for the international community to take stock of the Paris Agreement, made on 12 December 2015, and to reiterate the urgent need for action to limit global warming
Un chèque remis par le CREM à la Fondation
Un dîner organisé par le CREM, le Club des Résidents Etrangers de Monaco s’est tenu, le 3 novembre dernier, dans les locaux du CREM, en présence de SAS le Prince Albert II de Monaco, au profit de la Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco.
Un chèque de 51 000 euros a été remis le 17 novembre 2017, à la Fondation, en son siège, Villa Girasole, par Mme Louisette Levy-Soussan, Présidente du CREM.
H.E. Bernard Fautrier attends a conference in Moscow organised by the Russian Geographical Society
H.E. Bernard Fautrier, Vice-President of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, travelled to Moscow on 9th November 2017 to take part in a conference organised by the Russian Geographical Society with which the Foundation signed a partnership agreement in October 2016.
Mr Bernard Fautrier spoke about the protection of marine species in the Mediterranean, focusing his presentation on the development of Marine Protected Areas and the conservation of endangered species.
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco in Geneva for a conference on climate change
On 7th November 2017, the Diplomatic Club of Geneva welcomed HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco to a conference entitled “Fighting climate change: everyone’s concern”, at the Maison de la Paix.
The event was organised in conjunction with the Institut de Hautes Etudes Internationales et du Développement (IHEID), with the support of the members of the Society of the Legion of Honour (Swiss section).
Artificial reefs, created using a 3D printer, submerged in the Larvotto marine protected area
Six 3D-printed reefs, made from natural products (Dolomite sand and volcanic ash) and weighing 2,500 kg each, will be submerged in the Larvotto marine protected area in Monaco on 31 October. This is a "first" in the Mediterranean and in the world in terms of the size of the printed reefs.
This innovative project is led by the Boskalis Company and the ECOMERS laboratory (Nice University, CNRS - France's National Centre for Scientific Research) with support from the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and in partnership with the Monegasque Association for Nature Protection (AMPN), which manages Monaco's marine protected areas.
Meeting between the AGOA and Pelagos Sanctuaries in Martinique
As part of the Monaco Explorations, the vessel Yersin, involved in undertaking missions for scientific and mediation purposes, made a port of call in the French West Indies on 26th and 27th October 2017.
On this occasion, the Monegasque section of the Pelagos Agreement, through the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, launched a joint venture between the Pelagos Sanctuary and the AGOA Sanctuary in the French West Indies, both of which are dedicated to the protection of marine mammals.
UPAW hands over a cheque to the Foundation
On 19th October 2017, UPAW presented a cheque amounting to 20,080 Euros to H.E. Bernard Fautrier, Vice President of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.
On 15th and 16th July 2017, Monaco played host for the first time ever to some of the world’s most prestigious artists in urban art on the Quai Albert I esplanade. The theme chosen was ocean protection.
Le Yacht Club de Monaco s’engage aux côtés de la Fondation avec Mr Goodfish
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has been committed to protecting endangered marine species (including the Mediterranean blue fin tuna) since it was first established. Since 2013 it has been the regional coordinator for the South East region of France for the “Mr Goodfish” campaign to promote the responsible consumption of seafood products. [...] The Monaco Yacht Club and its chef Christian Plumail have decided to become involved alongside the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation in order to promote the responsible consumption of seafood products, by becoming a partner of the Mr Goodfish programme.
HRH The Prince of Wales is one of the key players in the fight against global warming. In 2007, he set up the Prince’s Rainforests Project, which aims to find solutions to slow down deforestation and, since 2010 he has headed a think tank on sustainable development.
This short introduction to climate change explains in simple terms the mechanisms involved and their consequences for the planet.
HSH Prince Albert of Monaco wished to support this book and wrote the foreword.
Sweden and Monaco join forces for ocean protection and sustainable shipping
In the presence of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, the representatives of Sweden in France and Monaco together with their Monegasque counterparts are organising a high level event on 12th and 13th October 2017 devoted to ocean protection and sustainable shipping.
« What place does wildlife have in today’s society? » was the title of the Forum organised by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, on 12 and 13 October 2017
The Foundation promotes responsible practices and concrete solutions for the sustainable development of our society. Through engaging primarily with populations and government authorities, it supports innovative initiatives in favour of the preservation of biodiversity and the recognition of the impact of human activities on the natural environment.
As part of this process of promotion and support of outstanding initiatives, the Foundation organised a conference, on 12 and 13 October, devoted to the study of the "great world of wildlife" in territorial management.
H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco present at Forum 2000 in Prague
H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco went to Prague on 8 October 2017, to take part in the 21st edition of Forum 2000. Forum 2000 was co-founded in 1996 by the Czech President Valcav Havel, the Japanese philanthropist Yohei Sasakawa, and the writer and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Elie Wiesel.
The main purpose of Forum 2000 conferences is to provide an international discussion platform on different issues and in particular that of democracy, in order to improve international dialogue.
The Foundation attends the Our Ocean conference in Malta
Organised by the European Union, Our Ocean 2017 was held in Malta on 5th and 6th October 2017. This event, initiated by John Kerry, is aimed at inspiring and enhancing a new generation of leaders, entrepreneurs and scientists, as well as civil society, in order to identify solutions and take action to promote a sustainably managed ocean. “The fact that “Our Ocean” is taking place in Malta is a source of great satisfaction for me. It is meaningful recognition for the efforts of the European Union as a whole to help instigate international cooperation in regard to the ocean issue”, we were told by Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner, in charge of environment, maritime affairs and fisheries.
Launch of the coral reef life declaration by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco
St Julian, Malta 5 October, 2017. On the opening day of the Our Ocean conference today, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco was joined by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, and by the Heads of State and Government, Ministers and High Level representatives of 12 countries signatory to the CORAL REEF LIFE DECLARATION, a joint statement facilitated by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.
Both the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation’s 2017 Award Ceremony and the Board of Directors meeting have been held in Montreal
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation teams met this year in Montreal where a fund-raising event was organised on 29 September 2017 by the Canadian branch, in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Board of Directors and the Presidents of foreign branches.