"The Principality's responsibility to look after forests is a symbol of our global responsibility"
H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, 7 February 2011
"Monaco against deforestation"
Deforestation is a major, increasing problem in many regions of the world. The best way to combat this scourge is to move towards a responsible forest management system.
In 2010, the Prince's Government joined with the Prince Albert II Foundation's and Monaco Sustainable Development (Monaco Développement Durable - MCD2) association to launch the "Monaco Against Deforestation" campaign.
This programme encourages businesses and public authorities in the Principality to use wood from sustainably managed forests and in particular to adhere to the Charter on Wood in the Principality.
To find out more, see the Prince Albert II Foundation's web site: www.fpa2.com
Charter on Wood in the Principality
The aim of the Charter on the good use and management of wood is to raise awareness among Monegasque businesses of their responsibility with regard to the choices they make when purchasing wood or wood products.
Through this charter, the signatories commit to buy and use certified wood and products derived from certified wood and also to promote these to their clients and suppliers.
Each year, more Monegasque businesses and public entities, such as the Tourist and Convention Authority, Monaco Town Hall and the Monte-Carlo Opera, show their commitment by signing this charter.
To encourage the use of certified wood, the Government makes recommendations in this regard for all projects submitted:
- To the Technical Commission
- To the Consultative Committee for Construction
To find out more, see the Prince Albert II Foundation's website: www.fpa2.com