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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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30/10/2017

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco receives the "Lowell Thomas Award 2017"

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco was the recipient of the prestigious ‘Lowell Thomas Award 2017’ on 28 October 2017. This honour was conferred upon him by the Explorers Club.

 

Founded in 1904, the Explorers Club is an American geographical society whose head office is in New York. Its aim is to encourage scientific exploration of land, sea, air and space, alongside research and education.

In 1921, Prince Albert I was made an Honorary Member of this Club. This privilege has now passed to Prince Albert II of Monaco, who has been further honoured with this Award.

The awards ceremony was preceded by a symposium entitled “The Changing Face of the Arctic” at which 2017’s other award winners – Dr Donn Haglund, Dr Martin T Nweeia and Dr Konrad Steffen – had the opportunity to give presentations of their respective research.

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27/10/2017

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.

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23/10/2017

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.

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23/10/2017

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.

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17/10/2017

Climate Change

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.

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