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The Marrakesh Conference on Global Warming is currently being held in Morocco, ending on November 18, very much with the participation of Monaco. This is the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. A total of 196 states participated.
HSH Prince Albert was accompanied by a delegation, including Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Minister of Public Works, Environment and Urban Development, who delivered a speech on Tuesday at the WHO Ministerial Summit on Health, Environment and Climate Change.
She expressed the hope that the meetings of COP22 could lay the foundation for fruitful collaboration between the health and environment sectors, and assured Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO, of the unwavering support of the Principality.
On Sunday, Prince Albert presented the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Award to Blue Carpet4climate change action.
Heritage Day and the Monaco Fun Fair have been cancelled, while fabric masks will once again be distributed to residents and the sale of "take-away" alcohol is banned from 8pm.
Princess Charlene’s epic fundraising adventure, The Crossing: Calvi – Monaco Water Bike Challenge, has raised more than €600,000 for her charity.
A new operational management centre for the fire brigade and a new armed speedboat for the maritime police will help both entities in their fights to keep the Principality safe.
A new ocean pollution campaign by Monaco Impact has just been unveiled to educate people about the proper disposal of masks and gloves.
The Ramoge Accord has launched its second summer campaign "Je navigue, je trie", which will raise awareness among boaters of the Port de Fontvieille and Port Hercules again this year.
This campaign, carried out in collaboration with the Urban Development Department, the Monaco Harbour Operations Company, the Yacht Club of Monaco and "Gestes Propres", aims to reduce marine litter by distributing bags destined for sailors to collect and sort their rubbish.
At the request of the Prince's government, the bags offered to boaters will no longer be made of recycled plastic material but of biodegradable material, in order to meet the environmental requirements of the Principality.
The harbourmasters of the ports of Fontvieille and Hercules, as well as the marina of the Yacht Club, will make available two bags for collection, one for the waste to sort and one for waste that cannot be recycled.
This initiative aims to encourage everyone to respect the marine environment. It also meets the commitments that link the ports of Monaco to "Clean Ports" certification. "I sail, I sort” is a simple but effective contribution to help preserve our marine heritage.