The Pew Charitable Trusts Announces Environmental Partnership with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

Contact: Nicolle Grayson, 202.540.6347, ngrayson@pewtrusts.org


Washington, DC - 11/30/2009 - The Pew Charitable Trusts today announced a partnership with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation to support its conservation work. H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco made this alliance public during a speech at the National Press Club on global warming and environment to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty.

“The oceans and the forests play an important role in climate change mitigation. It is through strong institutional partnerships that together we can improve this situation,” said H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and Pew have a number of shared policy goals and anticipate working together to preserve Canada’s Boreal Forest ,which is one of the world’s remaining carbon-rich, old-growth forests, and to press for measures to stop the destruction of the world’s oceans. 

 “There is much promise to an alliance among our two organizations, as we each have a base in a key continent, expertise and a history of advancing a strong conservation agenda,” said Joshua Reichert, managing director of the Pew Environment Group. “We are enthusiastic about partnering with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation to tackle issues that plague the land and the sea.”

About The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is dedicated to the protection of the environment and to promote a sustainable development on a global scale.  The Foundation’s efforts focus on three main areas: Climate Change and renewable energies, Biodiversity, Water and desertification.  The Foundation supports projects in three main geographical zones: the Mediterranean basin, the Polar Regions, and the least developed countries. The Foundation supports initiatives of public and private organizations and companies, in the fields of research and studies, technological innovation and socially-aware practices. www.fpa2.com

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