Seacology has launched its first ever crowdfunding campaign to save parrotfish in Colombia
Launched on Earth Day, last April 22nd, 2018 the campaign aims to help raise awareness of the importance of parrotfish to the health of the coral reefs around Isla Providencia, Colombia. Hungry parrotfish eat the harmful macroalgae that compete for space with corals, keeping the ecosystem in balance. Too much algae can smother and ultimately kill a coral reef. Currently, the parrotfish around Providencia are being overfished, which poses great danger to the coral reefs: without the parrotfish, the reef will quickly become overgrown with algae and rapidly deteriorate.
Seacology’s project is a total ban on catching parrotfish in the waters around the Island. But a ban is impossible without community support—so Seacology is funding a campaign that will reach everyone on the island. It includes a video for fishermen, radio broadcasts, education for schoolchildren, and plaques for restaurants that take parrotfish off the menu. Seacology, supported by The Prince Albert 2 of Monaco Foundation, will be working with the Providencia fishing community, the regional government agency Coralina, and local NGO Fundación Providence.Read more
A partnership agreement signed between the Prince Albert II Foundation and the Energy Observer Foundation
A partnership agreement was signed on 13th April 2018 during Monaco Ocean Week between the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Energy Observer Foundation.
The agreement, which was signed by HE Mr Bernard Fautrier, Vice-President of the Prince Albert II Foundation and Mr Victorien Erussard, President of the Energy Observer Foundation, will enable the two organisations to leverage the diversity of their respective areas of expertise in relation to the promotion of renewable energies.
The partnership foresees, among other things, support for common projects, technical and scientific cooperation regarding project monitoring and the organisation of conferences, round tables and symposia on focus areas common to both foundations.Read more
MONACO OCEAN WEEK 2018: THE HIGHLIGHTS
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and its partners will be organising the second edition of Monaco Ocean Week, from 8 to 14 April 2018. Aimed at finding solutions to protect the marine environment, notably in the face of the challenges posed by climate change, the event will be launched in Edinburgh, with the Monaco Blue Initiative, and continue in the Principality of Monaco.
La Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco soutient Prats de Mollo la Preste, un village en transition écologique
Le 6 avril 2018, SAS le Prince Albert II de Monaco s’est rendu à Prats de Mollo la Preste, à l’occasion notamment d’une visite culture et patrimoine. Ce village, situé sur les hauteurs de la vallée du Vallespir, dans les Pyrénées Orientales, tend à devenir 100% autonome en électricité à partir d’énergies renouvelables à l’horizon 2021.Read more
Resounding success for the sixth « Monaco Private Label » Summit
The sixth annual Monaco Private Label (MPL) Summit was held on 16, 17 and 18 March 2018 in Palm Beach, Florida. It was initiated by Michel Bouquier, Technical Advisor to Jean Castellini, Minister of Finance and Economy of Monaco, and brought together over 230 investors from 27 countries.
For this first edition organised outside of Monaco, the members of the MPL Club were invited to a roundtable discussion on innovation and new technologies, in the presence of Dr. Ilhami Aygun, President and CEO of SSI Monaco, the satellite operator of the Principality of Monaco, Jérôme de Bontin, representing Mékar Financial Services, Dipender Saluja and Ion Yadigaroglu, representing the Capricorn Investment Group, Erich Sixt, CEO of the Sixt Group, and Sébastien de Halleux who came to present Saildrone, a project involving drones powered by the wind and sun. The conference broke for a lunch debate hosted by Jean Castellini.Read more
H.S.H. Prince Albert II attends RUG meeting in Colombia
On 19th March, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco participated in the meeting of the Reference User Group (RUG), held in Santa Marta, Colombia.
"Year after year, your work enables us to draw the world's attention to the very serious phenomenon of ocean acidification. … It is now just 10 years since the Declaration of Monaco first alerted the world to this issue. … I should also like to underline the opportunity presented in 2018 by International Year of the Reef. Because of their vulnerability to acidification, because of their importance in our global ecosystems ... corals should today, more than ever, be at the heart of our strategies," the Sovereign Prince announced during his speech.Read more
24th meeting of the Foundation’s scientific committee
On 2nd March 2018, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco welcomed the members of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation’s Scientific and Technical Committee which convened for its 24th meeting in the Principality.
The meeting focused primarily on the examination of twenty-four new projects concerning Climate Change, Biodiversity and Water, which, following the opinion of the Scientific and Technical Committee and the potential approval of the Board of Directors on 22nd June 2018, may be offered the Foundation’s support.Read more
Official launch of the candidacy of the « Mediterranean Alps » for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Italy.
On Friday, 24 February, in Cuneo, the Minister for the Environment Gian Luca Galletti formalised the candidacy of the "Mediterranean Alps", the application file having been lodged with the Unesco Secretariat in Paris by Italy’s Minister a few weeks previously.
Elected representatives of the municipalities concerned (the candidate territory includes 79 municipalities, of which 28 are in Italy), all the Directors of the Italian Parks, the region’s parliamentarians and representatives of France and Monaco were present.Read more
PlantAhead, a #TrillionTrees against the climate crisis, 9 March 2018
A #TrillionTrees against the climate crisis – that’s our plan and you can help!
Become part of a visionary movement initiated by children! The children and youth of Plant-for-the-Planet invite scientists, company leaders, politicians and celebrities to help us to save their future. On 9 March 2018, you can join and pledge how many trees you will plant during your lifetime. If every person in the world plants 150 trees, we will reach a Trillion Trees. To experience the beauty and cleverness of trees, like the children’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/plantfortheplanet/, be notified and join the event online on 9 March 2018. Give a promise to the children and either plant trees or donate 1 Euro per tree. Together, we can plant a Trillion Trees!Read more
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation signed a financial agreement with SMILO on Thursday the 1st of February 2018 in Bonifacio
The Foundation committed to supporting the thematic of waste management in small islands. A financial agreement was signed with SMILO (Small Islands organisation) to provide concrete support for the implementation of good waste management practice in these small islandsRead more
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