On Monday, September 30th, 84 undergraduate students from Prof. Bakardzhieva’s Sustainable Development class were invited to attend the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (FPA2) Sixth Awards ceremony.
At the event in the Grimaldi Forum they listened to the inspiring speeches by HSH Prince Albert II, and the three award winners.
The « Biodiversity Award » was presented to the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (United Kingdom) represented by the President of SCAR, Jerónimo López-Martínez.
The « Water Award » was presented to John Antony Allan (United Kingdom), an expert in the analysis of water resources in semi-arid regions and director of the London Water Research Group at King’s College London and School of Oriental and Africans Studies (SOAS).
The « Climate Change Award« , was presented to Jane Lubchenco (USA), an environmental scientist and marine biologist. She is currently the Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the main agency for climate, oceans and atmosphere in the United States.
Finally, the students were honored to attend the premiere of the “Once upon a forest” movie by director Luc Jacquet.
The ceremony was also attended by Dean Antonella Patras and the Director of Undergraduate Programs Patrice Sargenti.