A country mobilised by its Sovereign, H.S.H. Prince Albert II, to tackle the universal issue of the environment
At the initiative of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, the Prince's Government takes affirmative action to foster sustainable development in the Principality. Activities involve taking into account biodiversity, resource management, the implementation of a climate-based energy plan.
This undertaking extends to international action carried out by the Principality and concerns themes advocated through the Millennium Development Goals adopted by the United Nations Organisation in 2000.
The State departments make daily contributions, to implementing all or part of this policy through their work in servicing the public.Among these missions is the implementation of the many international conventions and agreements ratified by the Principality, such as the Kyoto Protocol.
Monaco is also a historic member of the Washington Convention, known as CITES, which fights to save endangered species.
Lastly, it takes an active part, together with its neighbours, in preserving the Mediterranean through the RAMOGE Agreement, the Pelagos Sanctuary, the Barcelona Convention, among others.
The Principality is also the headquarters of international entities studying and preserving the marine environment (ACCOBAMS, IAEA, etc.)