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Since 2017, the Monte-Carlo Gala for the Ocean has raised money for the work of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has kept the oceans at the heart of its action since it was first established. Accounting for more than two thirds of the planet and 97% of the biosphere, the oceans play a critical role in regulating the climate. They produce 50% of the oxygen that we breathe and absorb 25% of the carbon dioxide emitted.

Since 2017, the aim of the Monte-Carlo Gala for the Ocean has been to raise money for Prince Albert II Foundation projects to combat plastic pollution, protect endangered species, promote innovative and sustainable solutions for the oceans, and strengthen and expand marine protected areas.

Every year, collectibles, works of art signed by renowned artists and unique experiences are auctioned during the evening event.

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Presided over by Prince Albert II, each gala honours personalities for their exemplary efforts to help preserve the planet and brings together a host of stars such as Uma Thurman, Nicole Kidman, Kevin Spacey, Eva Longoria, Madonna, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Johnny Depp.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Orlando Bloom and Robert Redford have all been presented with a Prince Albert II Foundation Special Award for their environmental work.

Our window of opportunity to change course is narrowing each and every day. If ever there was a time to raise awareness and inspire actions, it is right now. This is it. This is our only planet. This may be our last chance.

Robert Redford, winner of Prince Albert II Foundation Special Award.

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In light of the global coronavirus epidemic, the 2020 gala was renamed the Monte-Carlo Gala for Planetary Health. The event raised money for the work of the Prince Albert II Foundation and the Monaco Red Cross.

“With the planet warming and ice melting, scientists fear that ancient viruses and bacteria that have been locked beneath glaciers and permafrost for thousands of years could reappear,” explains the Foundation. Sting received the Prince Albert II Foundation Special Award for his environmental work through the Rainforest Foundation, which he cofounded in 1989.

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