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14/12/2017

Energy Observer clôture son Tour de France par une escale à Monaco.

Au total, ce sont plus de 4 000 milles nautiques qu’Energy Observer a parcouru avant d’achever son Tour de France à Monaco. Arrivé mercredi 13 décembre, quai Antoine 1er, le premier navire hydrogène autonome en énergie sans émission de gaz à effet de serre ni particules fines accueillera le grand public sur son village jusqu’au 21 décembre 2017.

Le choix de Monaco fait écho à l’engagement de la Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco en faveur de projets innovants tels que Planet Solar, les championnats de Formula E et Solar Impulse. Durant une semaine, l’équipage d’Energy Observer profitera de cette dernière escale pour partir à la rencontre des acteurs locaux dont les initiatives sont remarquables, tout en préparant la suite de l’Odyssée pour le Futur en Méditerranée et en travaillant sur les premières optimisations technologiques du navire.

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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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07/11/2017

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). 

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02/11/2017

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.

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