Prince Albert II received a distinction at Unesco Headquarters for his outstanding contribution to the promotion of climate change, water, biodiversity and oceanographic research.

The International Geodesic and Geophysical Union (IUGG) has just celebrated its 100th anniversary at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, in the presence of Prince Albert II.

This international non-governmental scientific organization, created on July 28, 1919, is dedicated to the advancement, promotion and communication of knowledge about the Earth system, its space environment and the dynamic processes driving change.

COLLABORATION WITH UNESCO

It has been working closely with UNESCO for decades to achieve their common goals of fostering research cooperation and disseminating scientific knowledge to promote resilience, sustainability and peace.

On the occasion of this anniversary last week, a conference was proposed to promote international cooperation in the field of earth and space sciences. Prince Albert II, the guest of honour, received the IUGG Honorary Member Award for outstanding contribution to the promotion of climate change, water, biodiversity and oceanographic research.

The conference, which brought together leading international scientific organizations, was opened by Kathryn Waler, President of IUGG.