The Cambridge Conservation Initiative has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation was established to address the planet’s alarming environmental situation and is dedicated to protecting the environment and to promote sustainable development. It is active within the fields of climate change, renewable energies, biodiversity and water.
“The protection of biodiversity and therefore of endangered species is an issue to which I attach a great deal of importance. It is together that we will be able to save our biodiversity. This is a principle of effectiveness. But it is also a principle of humility: none of us can act alone. And here, there is above all a need for openness”, said His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco.
“I am optimistic that by working together with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, CCI will be able to tackle new issues in innovative ways, with a goal to help transform how society values and invests in nature”, said Dr Mike Rands, Executive Director of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative. “We are looking forward to focusing on ensuring that nature is viewed as a vital asset in Earth’s natural capital, which makes it possible for all of us to thrive.”
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Cambridge Conservation Initiative joined forces in the belief that working together will have a more positive and targeted impact on the issues they both care about. Together they will provide a more powerful platform.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Portcullis House on the evening of 7 December 2016, with Prince Albert II of Monaco, Sir David Attenborough and Dr Mike Rands, Executive Director of CCI, all saying a few words during the signing ceremony.