Press Release

Stimson Partners with Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation to Advance Climate Resilience Projects

  • October 16, 2020
  • 8:00 am

Stimson Center
Caitlin Goodman, Communications Manager
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202.361.0254

Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation
Nadège Massé, Director of Communication
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+377 98 98 19 88

Washington, DC –The Stimson Center and Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation today announce a new partnership in their shared effort to address the impact of climate change. The two organizations will collaborate on projects and events, engage in joint projects, and share information and lessons learned.

The initial focus of the partnership will be Stimson’s Alliance for a Climate Resilient Earth (ACRE) project. ACRE is a forum for collaboration and coordination between political, business, and policy leaders grappling with the challenge of building climate resilient critical infrastructure. It provides a platform for members to provide direction and help drive the global climate resilience movement, to share best practices, data and lessons learned, and to identify opportunities for substantive collaboration. The Stimson Center announced ACRE earlier this year and counts scores of global businesses and organizations as members. More about ACRE: www.stimson.org/project/acre/

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation was created by His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco and is active in the fields of climate change, renewable energy, water, preservation of the environment, and sustainable development. The Foundation raises awareness of the impact of human activities on the natural environment and promotes outstanding initiatives in order to encourage more environmentally friendly behavior. More about the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation: https://www.fpa2.org/

Stimson Center President and CEO, Brian Finlay, said: “Today we are experiencing the harsh realities of climate change firsthand and it is clear that we cannot tackle this threat in isolation. This new partnership will bring new experience and resources to our climate resilience projects and increase their capacity to address this existential threat. The Foundation has a remarkable track record of investment in climate change, resource management, and energy, issues that we are likewise focused on at the Stimson Center. I’m grateful to the Foundation and HSH Prince Albert II for their leadership on these essential questions.”

Olivier Wenden, Vice-President and CEO of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, said: “Over the years, our ambition has always been to unite scientists, political leaders, economic players and representatives of civil society around the essential objective of preserving nature. The challenge of climate change is a major threat that jeopardizes our future, requiring more ambitious decisions at both political and economic levels.  Today, we must work together to make our societies more resilient and inclusive. The difficult times we are going through should make us aware of this need and shed light on the sustainable path we need to follow, on a global scale.

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is delighted to work with the Stimson Center towards this joint objective thanks to the sharing of knowledge and best practices, essential conditions for developing effective and appropriate measures in a climate changing world.”

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

Since June 2006, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is dedicated to the protection of the environment and the promotion of sustainable development on a global scale. The Foundation supports initiatives of public and private organizations, in the fields of research and studies, technological innovation and socially aware practices. The Foundation supports projects in three main geographical zones, the Mediterranean Basin, the Polar Regions and the Least Developed Countries and focuses its efforts on three main areas:  climate change, biodiversity and water resources. In almost 15 years the Foundation has been able to support over 550 projects for an engagement of +65 million euros. The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has 10 international branches in Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the USA. Visit www.fpa2.org to learn more.

The Stimson Center promotes international security, shared prosperity & justice through applied research and independent analysis, deep engagement, and policy innovation.

For three decades, Stimson has been a leading voice on urgent global issues. Founded in the twilight years of the Cold War, the Stimson Center pioneered practical new steps toward stability and security in an uncertain world. Today, as changes in power and technology usher in a challenging new era, Stimson is at the forefront: Engaging new voices, generating innovative ideas and analysis, and building solutions to promote international security, prosperity, and justice.

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