Princess Camilla of Bourbon
The Princess Camilla of Bourbon Charitable Foundation launches its call for micro-initiatives- 09/11/2020
Every year, more than a quarter of the plastic waste generated in the Mediterranean ends up in the sea. Plastic and the toxic compounds it contains are a scourge for marine fauna and flora and represent a major challenge for the preservation of the ecosystems on which mankind depends.
To prevent plastic pollution in the Mediterranean, The Princess Camilla of Bourbon Charitable Foundation supports, federates and accompanies actors in the field in order to reduce the use of plastic, find alternatives, improve collection systems, raise awareness, collect data and help implement new regulations.
In the current health context where single-use plastics are making a strong comeback, it is essential to strengthen efforts to limit over-consumption and reduce leakage to the environment. With this in mind, The Foundation is launching its call for micro-initiatives.
Beyond financial support, the Foundation call for micro-initiatives encourages the sharing of good practices between the actors of the network. The Monaco Ocean Week 2021 will be an opportunity for the 2019 laureates to meet in the Principality to exchange on the progress of their project.
The call for micro-initiatives in brief :
Eligible actors: The call concerns NGOs, local authorities, municipalities, private companies with less than 20 employees, scientific institutions whose legal status allows them to receive grants.
Type of targeted actions : The call concerns actions contributing to reduce the arrival of plastics in the seas. The replication or adaptation of successful experiences in other areas or countries is encouraged. Initiatives must include a maximum of concrete actions.
The Foundation’s contribution for each project: Up to a maximum of 10,000 euros.
Starting date of the project: From May 2021.
Duration of the project: 12 to 18 months maximum (end of project no later than 30 November 2022). The call is open until Sunday 3 January 2021
Monte Carlo, September 25th, 2020 – H.R.H. Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro and Founder of the Princess Camilla of Bourbon Charitable Foundation, attended the famous CC FORUM, sponsored by H.S.H. Prince Albert II, in Monte Carlo on September 24th and 25th. Her Royal Highness was invited to take part in the conferences as a speaker.
Particularly, H.R.H. was asked to share her vision during two panels, whose topics were:
- “The New Agenda: How to Build a More Environmentally Responsible Corporate Capitalism?” [Please click HERE to read Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Castro’s speech]
- “Sustainability and the World’s Royal Families: Vision and Action”. [Please click HERE to read Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Castro’s speech]
As the COVID-19 pandemic severely affects the world, causing an unprecedented crisis, the link between environment and health is becoming a growing concern. In this context, the Princess Camilla of Bourbon Charitable Foundation expresses its compassion for the suffering populations and pays tribute to the courage of those who, on a everyday basis, struggle and mobilize to overcome this pandemic. The impulse of solidarity that unites us today is proof of our ability to act together with a common goal. The need for a collective response to global challenges is more fundamental than ever, whether it be the coronavirus or environmental preservation.
All of us, individually and collectively, have a role to play to ensure that the paths that will be chosen as we emerge from the crisis not only do not call into question, but breathe new life into the measures taken by countries and industries to combat climate change and biodiversity loss.
Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies has invited personalities and scientists to take the floor to reflect on the link between the environment and the pandemic, on the current impact of the crisis in various regions of the world and on the perspectives for the “day after”.
This message of awareness was spread symbolically from April, 22nd, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Since then, several personalities had shared their points of view in the fields of the environment, science and the economy in order to contribute to creating this new balance between man and nature at the end of this crisis.