While the world is battling the most severe pandemic in decades and experiencing an unprecedented crisis, our lives have drastically changed and an outstanding global solidarity movement is rising.
In these uncertain times, there is at least one indisputable certainty: it is time for us to listen to our Planet and refuse to go back to “business as usual”.
Health is our very first human right. Our modern societies rely on healthy ecosystems to support healthy communities, local livelihoods and prosperity. Yet, infection diseases such as Ebola, SARS, Avian influenza and now COVID-19 are on the rise, together with unprecedented levels of deforestation, overfishing and biodiversity loss across the world.
Scientists and experts estimate that more than 70% of all emerging infectious diseases are interlinked with the health of ecosystems. As the Planet warms and the ice thaws, scientists fear that ancient viruses and bacteria locked away for thousands years in glaciers and the permafrost could re-emerge.
To address this crucial challenge, HSH Prince Albert of Monaco will gather leading philanthropists, decision makers, artists and talents, great intellectual and scientific figures on September 24th 2020, for the Monte-Carlo Gala for Planetary Health.
Science, Arts, Cinema, Music and Fashion will join forces to mobilize widely and launch the Foundation’s concrete initiatives to bridge the widening gap between health and environment.
All proceeds from the event will provide crucial support to the Foundation’s initiatives for Planetary Health, including the Ocean, the Earth and Humanity: the Foundation’s environmental emergency fund to support recent global catastrophes, sea level rise, the ice melt in the polar regions and the glaciers accelerating the level of green gases, plastic pollution, the depletion of biodiversity on land and at sea, the destruction of natural habitats and forests, the spread of livestock diseases and education of communities to prevent a return to ‘‘business as usual’’ following the pandemic.
This prestigious evening, organized by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and Mr. Milutin Gatsby, Global Fundraising Chairman, has become the most coveted charity events in the world, offering guests once-in-a-life time experience.
Prestigious and iconic artists joining the Foundation for the future of the Planet. Since the very first edition of the Monte-Carlo Gala, we were honored to be rallied by international artists and intellectual figures in our relentless efforts to protect the Planet.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Orlando Bloom and Robert Redford in recognition of their outstanding work and commitment for environmental preservation.
Masters of Ceremony
Nicole Kidman, Uma Thurman and Andy Garcia.
Past event chairs and co-chairs
Madonna, Li Bingbing, Adrien Brody, Pierce Brosnan, Gerard Butler, Robert Davi, Hugh Grant, Goldie Hawn, Eva Longoria, Patricia Arquette, Li Chen, G.E.M, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Diane Lane, Jane Seymour Olga Kurylenko, Adriana Lima, Ryan Seacrest, Chris Tucker, Hailey Clauson, Toni Garrn, Constance Jablonski, Karlie Kloss, Karolina Kurkova, Natasha Poly, Sara Sampaio, Shanina Shaik, Josephine Skriver, among others.
Gwen Stefani, Andrea Bocelli, Kool and the Gang, Robin Thicke, Nelly Furtado, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Gloria Gaynor, Robert Davi, Madcon, Lior Suchard, Elew, etc.
“ Today, we know the immense opportunities offered by the ocean, provided we are able to protect it efficiently and manage it in a sustainable manner ”
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, UN Conference on SGD 14, New York City, June 8th 2017