T.S.H.s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Attend the One Billion Tree Event in Durban, South Africa

On December 7, 2011, T.S.H. Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene attended the UNEP One Billion Tree Campaign/Climate Action Networking Reception in Durban, South Africa. During the event, Prince Albert II paid a special tribute to 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Professor Wangari Maatai, who passed away this past September 25, 2011.

Professor Wangari Maathai was the founder of Kenya’s Green Belt Movement and patron of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Billion Tree Campaign. Professor Maathai was one of Africa’s foremost environmental campaigners, internationally recognized for her commitment to democracy, human rights and conservation. source

To learn more about the One Billion Tree Campaign please visit their official website here. 

To view photos from today’s event please click here.  To watch a video please click here.

Tomorrow, the princely couple will met with Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Cape Town.

Photo courtesy of: Iol.co.za