Invited by President Emmanuel Macron, Prince Albert played a major part in the One Planet Summit, held in Paris on December 12, accompanied by a strong Monegasque delegation comprising HE Bernard Fautrier, Vice-President of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation; HE Claude Cottalorda, Monaco’s Ambassador to France, Frédéric Labarrère, Minister Counselor at the Monaco Embassy in France; Séverine Dusaintpère, First Secretary at the Embassy of Monaco in France and Laetitia Highman, of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.
The event marked two years since the Paris Agreement on climate change. Its objective was to reflect on ways to innovate, support and accelerate the common struggle against climate change, and with a particular emphasis on finance.
The Sovereign Prince spoke alongside Allen Michaël, Antonio Gutteres, Richard Branson, Franck Bainimarama and Pravinol Kumar Jugnautha on the theme of “Increasing financing for adaptation and resilience”. His keynote address focused on oceans, marine protected areas, coastal ecosystems, fisheries, and the protection of the high seas.
In order to respond to the ecological emergency for the planet, the French President, the President of the World Bank Group and the UN Secretary-General brought together international leaders and committed citizens from around the world.
More than fifty speakers, including NGOs, entrepreneurs, investors, members of government, local actors, and scientists gathered around four roundtables, with the objective of identifying and implementing concrete solutions but also to mobilise public and private finance, including in the most vulnerable countries.