Following on from his first official visit to Malaysia, HSH Prince Albert and officers of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation made an appearance in Singapore on Thursday, November 29.

The Sovereign’s foundation awarded 100,000 Singapore Dollars, equivalent to just under 69,000 euros, to a youth-centric sustainability program led by the Science Centre Singapore. The Prince presented the cheque to the Young Sustainability Champions program, which seeks to raise awareness about sustainability, while also encouraging students to create sustainable solutions to problems we all face.

70,000 primary and secondary school students have participated in the program since its inception in 2019. To date, 57 teams have been shortlisted to work on projects that directly address the sustainable development goals of the United Nations.

“To achieve the crucial goal of decarbonisation, we must federate all the stakeholders, scientists, political leaders, private sector financial investors and NGOs, but we also have to promote the emergence of new talents, to define a new mindset, to define conscious leaders,” said Prince Albert, adding that “I think you will all agree that empowering the next generation is absolutely crucial.”

The Prince and his Monegasque delegation left Singapore thereafter, departing to Dubai for the COP28 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

Featured image courtesy of Michael Alesi / Palais Princier