Annual Report 2023

The Spanish branch and its President, Carol Portabella, strengthened links with the Government and formed collaborations with several organisations during the year, including the General Council of Official Colleges of Industrial Engineers (CGCOII), the CEDEX Centre for Hydrographic Studies, the Princess of Girona Foundation and the Donors Foundation. Carol Portabella was regularly involved in events such as a debate at the National Museum of Natural Sciences in Madrid, organised by CBD-Hábitat, and the Climate Pact. On 8 June, the Spanish branch and the Foundation’s Monaco office signed a collaboration agreement with the Observatorio Campo Grande, with the support of the Entretantos Foundation, to implement the Human-Wildlife Initiative in Spain. The first call for projects was issued on 25 September.

An agreement was signed to support ‘A Blue New Deal for the Balearic Sea and the Mediterranean Sea’, a project run by the Marilles Foundation which aims to develop an investment plan to create biodiversity-rich and climate-resistant marine and coastal habitats in the Balearic Sea. The branch also worked with q news agency on opinion pieces and interviews reporting on the Foundation’s events.
The collaboration resulted in around 50 press mentions and articles appearing in 2023. The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation’s 2023 Environmental Photography Award exhibition took place from 19 October to 30 November in Madrid’s El Retiro Park. A total of 36 large-scale photograph panels were installed in the park to raise awareness of environmental issues.
The exhibition was then taken over by the Instituto de Empresa, one of Spain’s most prestigious universities, with whom an agreement was signed to award two sustainabilityoriented study grant aimed at Masters students.

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