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A partnership agreement signed between the Prince Albert II Foundation and the Energy Observer Foundation

A partnership agreement was signed on 13th April 2018 during Monaco Ocean Week between the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Energy Observer Foundation.

The agreement, which was signed by HE Mr Bernard Fautrier, Vice-President of the Prince Albert II Foundation and Mr Victorien Erussard, President of the Energy Observer Foundation, will enable the two organisations to leverage the diversity of their respective areas of expertise in relation to the promotion of renewable energies.

The partnership foresees, among other things, support for common projects, technical and scientific cooperation regarding project monitoring and the organisation of conferences, round tables and symposia on focus areas common to both foundations.

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The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and its partners will be organising the second edition of Monaco Ocean Week, from 8 to 14 April 2018. Aimed at finding solutions to protect the marine environment, notably in the face of the challenges posed by climate change, the event will be launched in Edinburgh, with the Monaco Blue Initiative, and continue in the Principality of Monaco.

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La Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco soutient Prats de Mollo la Preste, un village en transition écologique

Le 6 avril 2018, SAS le Prince Albert II de Monaco s’est rendu à Prats de Mollo la Preste, à l’occasion notamment d’une visite culture et patrimoine. Ce village, situé sur les hauteurs de la vallée du Vallespir, dans les Pyrénées Orientales, tend à devenir 100% autonome en électricité à partir d’énergies renouvelables à l’horizon 2021.    

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Resounding success for the sixth « Monaco Private Label » Summit

The sixth annual Monaco Private Label (MPL) Summit was held on 16, 17 and 18 March 2018 in Palm Beach, Florida. It was initiated by Michel Bouquier, Technical Advisor to Jean Castellini, Minister of Finance and Economy of Monaco, and brought together over 230 investors from 27 countries.

For this first edition organised outside of Monaco, the members of the MPL Club were invited to a roundtable discussion on innovation and new technologies, in the presence of Dr. Ilhami Aygun, President and CEO of SSI Monaco, the satellite operator of the Principality of Monaco, Jérôme de Bontin, representing Mékar Financial Services, Dipender Saluja and Ion Yadigaroglu, representing the Capricorn Investment Group, Erich Sixt, CEO of the Sixt Group, and Sébastien de Halleux who came to present Saildrone, a project involving drones powered by the wind and sun. The conference broke for a lunch debate hosted by Jean Castellini.

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H.S.H. Prince Albert II attends RUG meeting in Colombia

On 19th March, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco participated in the meeting of the Reference User Group (RUG), held in Santa Marta, Colombia.

"Year after year, your work enables us to draw the world's attention to the very serious phenomenon of ocean acidification. … It is now just 10 years since the Declaration of Monaco first alerted the world to this issue. … I should also like to underline the opportunity presented in 2018 by International Year of the Reef. Because of their vulnerability to acidification, because of their importance in our global ecosystems ... corals should today, more than ever, be at the heart of our strategies," the Sovereign Prince announced during his speech.

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24th meeting of the Foundation’s scientific committee

On 2nd March 2018, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco welcomed the members of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation’s Scientific and Technical Committee which convened for its 24th meeting in the Principality.

The meeting focused primarily on the examination of twenty-four new projects concerning Climate Change, Biodiversity and Water, which, following the opinion of the Scientific and Technical Committee and the potential approval of the Board of Directors on 22nd June 2018, may be offered the Foundation’s support.

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Official launch of the candidacy of the « Mediterranean Alps » for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Italy.

On Friday, 24 February, in Cuneo, the Minister for the Environment Gian Luca Galletti formalised the candidacy of the "Mediterranean Alps", the application file having been lodged with the Unesco Secretariat in Paris by Italy’s Minister a few weeks previously.

Elected representatives of the municipalities concerned (the candidate territory includes 79 municipalities, of which 28 are in Italy), all the Directors of the Italian Parks, the region’s parliamentarians and representatives of France and Monaco were present.

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PlantAhead, a #TrillionTrees against the climate crisis, 9 March 2018


A #TrillionTrees against the climate crisis – that’s our plan and you can help!

Become part of a visionary movement initiated by children! The children and youth of Plant-for-the-Planet invite scientists, company leaders, politicians and celebrities to help us to save their future. On 9 March 2018, you can join and pledge how many trees you will plant during your lifetime. If every person in the world plants 150 trees, we will reach a Trillion Trees. To experience the beauty and cleverness of trees, like the children’s Facebook page, be notified and join the event online on 9 March 2018. Give a promise to the children and either plant trees or donate 1 Euro per tree. Together, we can plant a Trillion Trees!

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The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation signed a financial agreement with SMILO on Thursday the 1st of February 2018 in Bonifacio

The Foundation committed to supporting the thematic of waste management in small islands. A financial agreement was signed with SMILO (Small Islands organisation) to provide concrete support for the implementation of good waste management practice in these small islands   

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Launch of the 2018 edition of « Students on Ice »

Created in Canada fifteen years ago, the “Students on Ice” programme offers young students the opportunity to take part in an educational cruise every summer where they come into contact with the realities of the Arctic region and discover how it is evolving.

Over the past 11 years, thanks to a partnership between the Office of National Education, Youth and Sports and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, two students from the sixth form in the Principality are selected each winter to take part in “Students on Ice”.

The 2018 selection process was launched on 2nd February 2018 at the Lycée Technique et Hôtelier in Monaco, in the presence of HSH the Sovereign Prince.

Aimed at selecting two new winners, the focus of this year’s contest is “Life without plastic”.

On this occasion, the winners of the 2017 edition, Miss Léa Collange, and Miss Célia Benkerrache, shared their experience whilst Mr Geoff Green, the Founding President of “Students on Ice”, presented the programme for the 2018 mission.

Finally, the Sovereign visited the exhibition entitled “Climate Change in Lapland – what can we do?” accompanied by Stéphanie Lefrère, Curator of the exhibition. The exhibition is located in the hall of the Auditorium at the Lycée technique.

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