A clearly stated action to combat climate change and to ensure energy security for the country
At the initiative of H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince, the Government actions a decisive sustainable development policy aimed at achieving full compliance with the Principality's undertakings, in particular with the Kyoto Protocol. This intention is expressed through local initiatives on Monegasque territory and through cooperation work in developing countries.
In line with the provisions of the Kyoto Protocol, Monaco has set itself the target of improving energy efficiency by 20% and achieving 20% of final energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020.
To this end, the deployment of the Climate and Energy Plan includes technical, regulatory, financial and awareness-raising campaigns.
The objective of the Climate and Energy Plan is to combat climate change and adapt the territory to these changes, with an approach based on sustainable development. The aim is to build a territory that is resilient, robust and adapted, to the benefit of the population and its businesses.
Carbon neutral by 2050
During His participation at the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference in 2009 in Copenhagen, H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince unveiled new directions for the Principality.
Monaco will take part in efforts to stabilise the global warming of the planet by reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 30% in 2020 and 80% in 2050 (by which time the Principality will be carbon neutral) with respect to the reference date of 1990.
In 2015, as part of the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference, the Principality announced an interim target of reducing greenhouse gases by 50% by 2030 compared to 1990.