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Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts (December, 2009)

On Monday, November 30, the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding. H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco made this alliance public during a speech at the National Press Club on global warming and environment to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty.

"The Oceans, the forests play an important role in climate change mitigation. It is through strong institutional partnerships that together we can improve this situation," said H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco in his speech.

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts, through its conservation arm the Pew Environment Group, have a number of shared goals. This collaboration has an objective of working on the preservation of the Boreal Forest in Canada and to collaborate in order to define the measures that will contribute to the protection of the marine biodiversity.

"There is much promise to an alliance among our two organizations, as we each have a base in a key continent, expertise and a history of advancing a solid conservation agenda,” said Joshua Reichert, managing director of the Pew Environment Group. “We are enthusiastic about partnering with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation to tackle issues that plague the land and the sea."