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During Canada visit, Monaco's Prince Albert II calls for leadership on climate
10 September 2015 - Prince Albert II of Monaco, its reigning monarch, has used his wealth and influence, including a seat at the United Nations, to encourage world leaders to work together on climate change. With international climate talks scheduled to take place in Paris later this year, he said Canada has an important role to play because its territory encompasses such a large share of the Arctic, one of the world's most climate-sensitive regions. (more)

Prince Albert of Monaco bags Zayed Environmental Award
2 February 2014 - Prince Albert II of Monaco is the winner of the sixth edition of the Zayed International Prize for the Environment, the biggest environmental award on the international arena. The award aims to support and encourage environmental works of distinguished international individual and group initiatives which contribute to achieving sustainability of natural resources and energy, in addition to encouraging individuals and institutions all over the world to be distinguished in research and innovation in order to secure solutions for environmental issues. (more)

Monte-Carlo Beach restaurant Elsa is first organic restaurant in Monaco
4 September 2013 - A certified organic restaurant has recently opened in the principality of Monaco on the Côte d'Azur. The Elsa in the Avenue Princesse Grace belongs to the five star Hotel Monte-Carlo Beach -- Relais et Châteaux. It is the first 100 per cent organic restaurant in the region. The restaurant has 55 organic certificates and 14 confirmations that no genetically modified products are being used. (more)

Paris challenge shows electric car's power
14 July 2010 - Driving into the chic Place Vendome in central Paris, lined with up market jewelers and exclusive hotels, a small orange van looked out of place on Tuesday evening amid the sleek luxury cars. The Citroen Berlingo was remarkable not just for its diminutive size and striking color. It was arriving in the French capital after a journey of 13,565 km, that began in Shanghai two months ago. Powered by electric batteries. The electric vehicle odyssey was masterminded by electric sports carmaker Venturi, which has a partnership with French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen to supply the 'Berlingo Electric First'. Venturi, based in the tiny principality of Monaco, agreed to provide the car, but CEO Gildo Pallanca Pastor was adamant the little van should make the trip alone, without a support car, to dispel some of the doubts about electric cars. Venturi and Citroen will also supply 1,500 of the electric vehicles to various European companies for their fleets. (more)

Monaco: 'CleanEquity' technologies conference looks to renewable future
22 February 2008 - A 'CleanEquity' technologies conference held in Monaco has investors looking into energy storage. Soaring production of solar panel and wind turbines is now spurring a race to develop the winning energy storage technologies that will drive the electric cars and appliances of the future. (more)


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