On March 25, 2022 His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the 2022 Yacht Club de Monaco Explorer Awards held at the Yacht Club de Monaco (YCM).
According to a press release via the YCM, the awards:
“…by La Belle Classe Superyachts recognize owners who take their environmental responsibilities seriously. They are presented by the Club’s President, HSH Prince Albert II, at the end of a one-day Environmental Symposium, organized by the YCM during Monaco Ocean Week in March.
The major criteria for these awards are the owner’s conception of their superyacht, how they use it and what it can do for humanity. It could be a technical innovation that significantly reduces the yacht’s CO2 emissions, the assistance given to scientists, or just an ability to pass on and share adventures at sea so that many more people come to respect, love and protect the Ocean. These men and women are tomorrow’s explorers and all perpetuate the YCM’s ‘Art de Vivre la Mer’ philosophy which is at the heart of the Club’s core values.”
In the Science/Mediation category, the award went to the superyacht, Gene Machine. In the Adventure/ Ethics/Behavior/ Environment category, the award went to the superyacht, Dragonfly. And, finally, in the Technology/Innovation category, the award went to the superyacht, Artefact.
On Friday, March 25, 2022, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the conference, Sea & the City: Pathways for Coastal Resilience, held at the Yacht Club de Monaco.
During yesterday’s conference discussions focused on the stake in the coastal zone, identifying tools for assessing vulnerabilities, and promoting solutions. According to a press release, the overall goal was to focus on ways to:
“…build on the work of the conveners and partners, particularly focusing on nature-based solutions, as no-regret options. Recommendations from the conference will be used by governments, industry, and civil society to inform improved decision making and take collective action to protect and enhance resilience of coastal and marine eco-systems to climate change to benefit societies and economies around the world.”
The conference was assembled under the presidency of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and organized by the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco in collaboration with the Stimson Center Environmental Security Program and the Ocean & Climate Platform.
On the afternoon of Friday, March 25,2022, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands visited the Reclassering Nederland (Dutch Probation Service) in Amsterdam.
According to RVD, the Dutch Probation Service is:
“…committed to preventing and reducing criminal behaviour. The work revolves around behavioral change of suspects and convicts. To this end, the probation service provides advice to judges, the Public Prosecution Service and the prison system and prepares risk analyses. In addition, probation officers supervise, provide behavioral training and assist probation officers in the execution of community service. Every year, the Dutch Probation Service takes care of about 75,000 people, more than half of them are younger than 35 years. The organization works together with the police, the Public Prosecution Service, courts, municipalities and prisons, but also with partners in the social domain.”
During his visit, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander met with the employees of the Dutch Probation Service and a number of partner organizations.