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Senior representatives of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) have visited the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna after first visiting the agency’s Environmental Laboratories in Monaco.
The Centre, based in Belize, was established in 2002 by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government and officially opened in August 2017. The CCCCC plays an important role in coordinating the Caribbean region’s response to climate change, working on effective solutions to combat the environmental impacts of climate change and global warming through numerous projects and scientific research.
David Osborn, Director of the Laboratories, welcomed the delegates and provided an overview of how various nuclear and isotopic techniques can contribute to Member States’ efforts to protect the environment. Monitoring the presence of marine contaminants and understanding the impact of ocean acidification are among several potential areas for cooperation between the CCCCC and the IAEA, which were subsequently discussed. The CCCCC delegation also highlighted the need to connect environmental challenges in the Caribbean with the socioeconomic issues of the region.
This was followed by a tour of the Monaco Laboratories to see firsthand how scientists at the IAEA can assist Member States by providing the necessary information for more precise and effective environmental management, and by building Member State capacities in applying nuclear technology in this field. (Source: IAEA)
On Saturday, November 18, Princess Charlene posted a photo of Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella having a traditional tea with Monsignor Barsi.
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The day before, Princess Charlene and Prince Albert distributed traditional gifts to beneficiaries of the Monaco Red Cross on the occasion of the national holiday. Parcels were also offered to town halls of neighbouring municipalities.
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Also on Friday, Monaco Mayor Georges Marsen and the communal council visited retirement homes in the Principality for a moment of conviviality always appreciated by residents.
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Minister of State Serge Telle was also busy over the last two days. The Minister of State decorated members of the safety and police force at the Grimaldi Forum on Saturday afternoon.
On Thursday, November 16, the Minister of State also presented medals of honour to those in public service this morning, and then later that afternoon to Princess Grace Hospital workers.
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The Monaco-Matin Eco Club met on the morning of Friday, November 17, in the presence of Jean Castellini, Minister of Finance and Economy. The venue was MonacoTech, the state Incubator and Accelerator startups programme, inaugurated on November 8 by Prince Albert and Xavier Niel.
Jean Castellini opened the debate by recounting the birth of MonacoTech, closely linked to the creation of the Observatory of Industry in 2015. He also mentioned the Principality’s interest in welcoming young innovative companies and the enthusiasm that they may develop in growing their businesses in Monaco.
Representatives of three startups based in MonacoTech – Gangz, Laneva, and Novetech Surgery – as well as from various local entities and companies in the Principality and the neighbouring region spoke on the theme of the meeting: "What innovation from the Principality?"
Monday 14 August, 9.30 pm, Fort Antoine
Fort Antoine Theatre 2017 season. Les résidents (The Residents) by Emmanuelle Hiron presented by L’Unijambiste theatre company, organised by the Department of Cultural Affairs, Monaco
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