The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has announced an impressive list of international artists who will join HSH Prince Albert II on September 26, 2019, at the third Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean, reports.

“Above all, the Ocean is a vital component for our global balance. It represents 97% of its biosphere. It is host to the majority of living species, produces most of the oxygen we breathe, regulates our climate and generates 60% of the ecosystem services which enable us to live. Sadly, however, the Ocean is also symbol of our irresponsibility. It suffers all the damage we inflict on our planet.” said HSH Prince Albert.

“That’s why this year’s Gala for the Global Ocean in Monte-Carlo is so important. Let us hope that together we will be able to lay the foundations for a humanity built on respect for the sea and the planet. Let us be the voice of the Ocean and take action for future generations.” Robert Redford is to be the Guest of Honour of this year’s event for his outstanding career and exceptional commitment for environmental protection.

Hollywood stars Uma Thurman and Andy Garcia will beMasters of Ceremony for the night dedicated to raising funds for the Foundation’s international projects and initiatives to support a sustainable and healthy ocean. A total of 38 valuable prizes have been donated.

Andy Garcia declared “We can no longer remain silent in the face of the degradation of our seas due to pollution, overfishing, or intense maritime traffic. It is our duty to restore what we have destroyed. I am proud to be able to contribute to the foundation’s actions on the ground, supporting multiple marine conservation projects.”

Entertainment will be provided by Grammy award winner Gwen Stefani, Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, and Kool & the Gang.

Proceeds from the Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean and its auction will support the Foundation’s Global Ocean initiatives, including the development of marine protected areas, the protection of threatened marine species, the mitigation of the impact of climate change and acidification on the Ocean as well as and the fight against plastic pollution. The Foundation has already donated more than 55 million euros to initiate or support more than 470 projects around the world.

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