Prince Albert Foundation recognises commitments in Spain

The Spanish branch of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has honoured personalities and organisations for their commitment to the preservation of the planet.

© Gaetan Luci – Palais Princier

The 12th award ceremony of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation took place on Thursday 20th June in Madrid, at the Reina Sofia Museum. The event recognised efforts in the preservation of biodiversity and management of water resources.

“I wanted to create these awards to give my full support to the exceptional men and women who are committed to saving our planet,” said Prince Albert.

The Climate Change prize was awarded to Danish company Ørsted, one of the leading companies in the energy sector that has successfully abandoned fossil fuels and turned to renewable energies.

The Water Prize was awarded to the Tribunal de Las Aguas, Tribunal des Eaux de Valence. Registered since 2009 with UNESCO as an Intangible Heritage of Humanity, the Water Court is the oldest judicial institution in Europe.

The Biodiversity Award was awarded to Dr. Brad Lister and Dr. Andres Garcia Aguayo for their biological research work that they have been conducting together for many years.

The Special Prize was awarded to Christiana Figueres for her remarkable commitment to climate change.

The awards ceremony was governed by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, in conjunction with its 26th Board of Directors meeting during which 16 new projects were submitted for approval following the advice of the Scientific and Technical Committee.

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation also formalised the opening of its 10th representative office in Beijing, China, and its manager Robert Shi, who will be responsible for developing new projects in collaboration with environmental authorities and Chinese NGOs.