At the annual general meeting of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation’s representative office in France, chaired by its President HE Christophe Steiner, a tribute was paid to hugely talented late French actor and film director/producer Jacques Perrin, who devoted his art to environmental protection, and was the recipient of the Foundation’s Special Award in 2009.

The Board of Directors renewed the branch members and welcomed Marion Semblat, CEO of the Time for the Ocean association.

The French branch supported a biodiversity preservation project launched in 2021 by Port Cros National Park and a new donation was granted to the association Beyond Plastic Med (BeMed), which works to stop plastic pollution. Jewellery brand Repossi gave a donation for the Foundation’s Environmental Photography Award and its exhibition in Monaco.

The French branch also gave its support to a project safeguarding French Mediterranean flora, an initiative monitoring the reintroduction of the bearded vulture in the Alps and the Pyrenees, a project mitigating the effects of climate change on forests in Lebanon and Morocco, and a scheme promoting innovative mangrove-friendly agricultural production techniques in Guinea-Bissau