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15/01/2018

Villa Girasole more than halved its power consumption between 2005 and 2017

Villa Girasole, the headquarters of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, saw its power consumption drop from 84 to 34.62 kWh/m2/year between 2005 and 2017, i.e. a reduction of close to 60%. These extremely encouraging results place the old building, erected in 1882, in the high energy efficiency buildings category.

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21/12/2017

HSH Prince Albert II sails on board the Energy Observer, accompanied by Bertrand Piccard

The Energy Observer lay at dock in the Principality of Monaco from 14 to 21 December, after travelling more than 4,000 nautical miles. The first hydrogen-powered, self-sufficient energy vessel, with zero greenhouse gas emissions or particulates, received onboard HSH Prince Albert II and Bertrand Piccard, President of the Solar Impulse Foundation.

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14/12/2017

Energy Observer ends its Tour of France with a stopover in Monaco.

In all, the Energy Observer travelled over 4,000 nautical miles before completing its Tour of France in Monaco. Having arrived on Wednesday 13 December at Quai Antoine 1er, the first self-sufficient, hydrogen-powered vessel with zero greenhouse gas or fine particle emissions will welcome the public at its exhibition village until 21 December 2017.

The fact that Monaco was chosen for this stopover reflects the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation’s commitment to innovative projects such as Planet Solar, the Formula E championships and Solar Impulse.  For one week, the Energy Observer's team will take advantage of this last stopover to meet local stakeholders with outstanding initiatives, whilst at the same time preparing the next part of the Odyssey for the Future in the Mediterranean, and working on the first technological optimisations of the vessel.

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12/12/2017

The Ocean Tribute Award launched by the Foundation, the German Ocean Foundation and Boot Düsseldorf.

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the German Ocean Foundation and the international boat show, Boot Düsseldorf which will be held this year from 20th to 28th January 2018, are launching the Ocean Tribute Award.

The award will honour various projects selected in three areas: Society, Industry and Science.

At the launch of the award, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, who took part in the Ocean Symposium last year during Boot Düsseldorf, stated “Today the marine environment is deeply threatened. At the core of this Award is the importance of mobilising as many people as possible around this cause and drawing the attention of our contemporaries to such a necessity which should bring us all together. (  ) I was keen for my Foundation to be involved in this commendable project.”

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08/12/2017

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has signed a funding agreement with the China Environmental Protection Foundation.

On 8th November 2017, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation signed a funding agreement with the China Environmental Protection Foundation.

The document was signed by HE Mr Bernard Fautrier Vice-President of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and Mr Fu Wenjuan, President of the China Environmental Protection Foundation.

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05/12/2017

Screening of the documentary

A premiere screening of Christine Oberdorff’s documentary “Le Prince et la mer” for Ushuaia TV took place on Tuesday 5th December 2017 at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, in the presence of HSH Prince Albert II.

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04/12/2017

A high-level scientific symposium organised by the University of Tel Aviv

A scientific symposium on innovation and the environment organised by the University of Tel Aviv, in partnership with the Foundation, is being held at the Hotel Hermitage on 4th December 2017.

A high-level scientific symposium organised by the University of Tel Aviv, in cooperation with the Foundation, entitled “Innovative solutions to environmental challenges in a changing world” is taking place at the Hotel Hermitage on 4th December in the presence of HSH Prince Albert II.

Three panels will be devoted to biodiversity, clean mobility and ecology.

During this symposium, HE Mr Bernard Fautrier will deliver a presentation on clean mobility.

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22/11/2017

Summer Dream cheque in support of the Foundation

The “Summer Dream” evening events started in 2011, with the aim of bringing together, for the evening, talented personalities who sympathise with the environmental causes that the Foundation defends. This year saw the Serbian violin virtuoso Nemanja Radulovic, winner of the 2014 Victoires de la Musique competition, delighting all lovers of music and the Arts with his “Double Sens” ensemble, performing in the presence of HSH Prince Albert II on 18 July.

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17/11/2017

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

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09/11/2017

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.

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