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06/02/2018

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 islands   

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02/02/2018

Launch of the 2018 edition of « Students on Ice »

Created in Canada fifteen years ago, the “Students on Ice” programme offers young students the opportunity to take part in an educational cruise every summer where they come into contact with the realities of the Arctic region and discover how it is evolving.

Over the past 11 years, thanks to a partnership between the Office of National Education, Youth and Sports and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, two students from the sixth form in the Principality are selected each winter to take part in “Students on Ice”.

The 2018 selection process was launched on 2nd February 2018 at the Lycée Technique et Hôtelier in Monaco, in the presence of HSH the Sovereign Prince.

Aimed at selecting two new winners, the focus of this year’s contest is “Life without plastic”.

On this occasion, the winners of the 2017 edition, Miss Léa Collange, and Miss Célia Benkerrache, shared their experience whilst Mr Geoff Green, the Founding President of “Students on Ice”, presented the programme for the 2018 mission.

Finally, the Sovereign visited the exhibition entitled “Climate Change in Lapland – what can we do?” accompanied by Stéphanie Lefrère, Curator of the exhibition. The exhibition is located in the hall of the Auditorium at the Lycée technique.

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26/01/2018

HSH Prince Albert II takes part in the World Economic Forum in Davos

The World Economic Forum took place in Davos from 23rd to 26th January 2018 and brought together 3000 participants. 70 Heads of State or Government attended, in addition to 38 leaders of international organisations (including the UN, IMF, World Bank, WHO, WTO and ILO).

Presided over by Klaus Schwab, this flagship event for globalisation, now in its 48th annual edition, was opened by India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.

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25/01/2018

3rd Mediterranean Water Forum in Cairo

The 3rd Mediterranean Water Forum took place in Cairo from 22nd to 24th January 2018.

For information, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Mediterranean Water Institute (IME) and the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) previously organised a regional workshop with a view to launching this 3rd Forum in Monaco on 11th July 2017.

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24/01/2018

Monaco, together with Italy, yesterday signed the application for the inclusion of the « the Mediterranean Alps »

On 24 January, the Principality of Monaco, together with Italy, signed the application for the inclusion of the territory known as "the Mediterranean Alps" on the UNESCO World Heritage List. France will complete the tripartite signature on 25 January.

The site which is the subject of the application covers an area of approximately 200,000 hectares.

The candidacy is based on geological values (criterion VIII), and the site’s boundaries, which are part-terrestrial and part-maritime, belong to three States: Italy, Monaco and France.

The Monegasque State is involved by reason of marine access.

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23/01/2018

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Awards the 2018 Prince’s Prize fro Innovative Philanthropy to Douglas WOODRING (Ocean For Recovery Alliance)

Monaco, January 22, 2018 - Mr. Douglas Woodring, Founder and Managing Director of Ocean Recovery Alliance, has been awarded 2018 Prince’s Prize for Innovative Philanthropy by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.


Ocean Recovery Alliance focuses on bringing together new ways of thinking, technologies, creativity, collaboration, and initiatives to help improve the ocean environment.

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15/01/2018

Villa Girasole more than halved its power consumption between 2005 and 2017

Villa Girasole, the headquarters of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, saw its power consumption drop from 84 to 34.62 kWh/m2/year between 2005 and 2017, i.e. a reduction of close to 60%. These extremely encouraging results place the old building, erected in 1882, in the high energy efficiency buildings category.

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21/12/2017

HSH Prince Albert II sails on board the Energy Observer, accompanied by Bertrand Piccard

The Energy Observer lay at dock in the Principality of Monaco from 14 to 21 December, after travelling more than 4,000 nautical miles. The first hydrogen-powered, self-sufficient energy vessel, with zero greenhouse gas emissions or particulates, received onboard HSH Prince Albert II and Bertrand Piccard, President of the Solar Impulse Foundation.

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14/12/2017

Energy Observer ends its Tour of France with a stopover in Monaco.

In all, the Energy Observer travelled over 4,000 nautical miles before completing its Tour of France in Monaco. Having arrived on Wednesday 13 December at Quai Antoine 1er, the first self-sufficient, hydrogen-powered vessel with zero greenhouse gas or fine particle emissions will welcome the public at its exhibition village until 21 December 2017.

The fact that Monaco was chosen for this stopover reflects the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation’s commitment to innovative projects such as Planet Solar, the Formula E championships and Solar Impulse.  For one week, the Energy Observer's team will take advantage of this last stopover to meet local stakeholders with outstanding initiatives, whilst at the same time preparing the next part of the Odyssey for the Future in the Mediterranean, and working on the first technological optimisations of the vessel.

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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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