Prince Albert II attends ‘Route du Goût’ Festival
Prince Albert attended the ‘Route du Goût’ Festival, an organic food festival which took place between October 12-15 on the on the Antoine-I Quai in Monaco. The event celebrated organic gastronomy, the environment and healthy eating. Prince Albert II and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation participated in the festival to promote organic agriculture and renewable energies for the preservation of the planet.
H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco present at Forum 2000 in Prague
H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco went to Prague on 8 October 2017, to take part in the 21st edition of Forum 2000. Forum 2000 was co-founded in 1996 by the Czech President Vaclav Havel, the Japanese philanthropist Yohei Sasakawa, and the writer and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Elie Wiesel.
The main purpose of Forum 2000 conferences is to provide an international discussion platform on different issues and in particular that of democracy, in order to improve international dialogue.
The Sovereign Prince took part in the “Mutation of international context and the future of our Planet” panel, with the participation of Bedrich Moldan, member of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.
“Although the commitment of each of us is vital to save this Planet, there are responsibilities that cannot be delegated. There are, in particular, the responsibilities of States, which are decisive in many domains. Whether this involves the fight against land-based pollution, the setting up of protection zones for biodiversity, measures in favour of the energy transition, or the implementation of water-treatment and conveyance systems, States can and must act. Particularly in environmental issues, their commitment is obviously indispensable”, stated H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, during his address.
Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation holds Mediterranean Gala in Italy
Prince Albert II visited the Italian branch of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, which held a gala dinner at the Palazzo Mazzarino, a palace from the 16th century in Palermo. About sixty guests attended the benefit dinner to support the sovereign’s foundation.
The event was a chance for guests to dive into Italian and Mediterranean culture, support the environment and learn about the Prince’s Foundation. The Italian branch is one of the foundation’s 9 branches around the world. Other branches are located in countries like Canada, Singapore and Germany, which allow the foundation to support over 400 environmental projects. Because environmental problems are global issues, it’s important for the foundation to be able to reach every corner of the globe.
Before the gala, the sovereign received a Honoris Causa Doctorate diploma for Marine Ecology from the University of Palermo, which has more than 60,000 students. The Prince also visited the Massimo Vittorio Emanuele Theatre, the third largest theatre in Europe.