To celebrate the United Nations Global Climate Summit 2019, the Monaco Better World Forum has hosted a full day of conference, high level meetings, the screening of Jean-Michel Cousteau’s movie Wonders of the Seas 3D narrated by Arnold Schwarzenegger, and its annual gala with proceeds to support Ocean Futures Society and Green Cross Foundations.
Chief Raoni Metuktire, Prince Albert of Monaco’s daughter Jazmine Grimaldi, music producer Jerry Wonda, actress Kiera Chaplin, Jean-Michel and Simon Stiell, Minister for Climate Resilience, the Environment, Forestry, Fisheries of Grenada, were among the guests who attended the gala dinner on Sunday September 22nd in New York City at the Westin Hotel Grand Central. Granada was this year’s ‘country of honour’.
During the event, the Monaco Better World Forum awarded Minister for Climate Resilience, the Environment, Forestry, Fisheries of Grenada Simon Stiell with the Best Commitment award; Best Achievement wen to Andrew Forrest, Chairman Minderoo Foundation; Chief Raoni, a prominent figure of the Amazon Rainforest was awarded Best Commitment; the posthulous Best Achievement award went to Kofi Annan in the presence of Kojo Annan; and Joby Weeks, CEO Zero Waste Group, received the Best Renewable energy reward.
The Monaco Better World Forum was founded by Manuel Collas de La Roche in 2015, and is a global platform of thought leaders and influencers committed to innovating the traditional thinking and standard approaches to humanitarian action, business innovation and environmental security.
Previous award winners and attendees include Prince Albert II of Monaco, Sharon Stone, Forest Whitaker, Wim Wenders, Jean Michel Cousteau, Mary J. Blige, Akon and Yann Arthus-Bertrand.