As part of its proactive policy, the Monaco Government Tourist and
Convention Authority is committed to several environmentally sustainable
initiatives, relying on its newly created CSR department and essential support
from agencies of the Prince’s Government, including the Mission for Energy
Transition. Here’s the lowdown on five practical measures for a more
Tourism already accounts for 8% of the world’s total annual greenhouse
gas emissions, and that figure could even rise as high as 25% by 2030 if
solutions are not found. To address this issue, the Tourist &
Convention Authority are doing their bit for the cause by adopting concrete
With the support of the Mission for Energy Transition, the Tourist and
Convention Authority is providing awareness-raising tools enabling visitors and
event organisers to estimate their carbon footprint in the Principality in
The calculators are easy and fun to use. They provide some useful tips throughout
the questionnaire, and the footprint results come with suggestions for
alternative solutions specific to Destination Monaco.
As part of the latest European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) on the
theme of textiles, the Tourist and Convention Authority launched an initiative
aimed at recycling its unwanted banners and tarpaulins. The goal is to ensure
they are no longer simply thrown away, but instead given a second life, in this
case by turning them into bags or pouches.
An essential tool for calculating greenhouse gas emissions, the carbon
footprint is invaluable for understanding and analysing the activity of
individuals, groups, companies, or whole communities.
At the behest of its CSR department, the Monaco Government Tourist and
Convention Authority produced its own carbon footprint at its annual meeting
involving its promotional offices abroad. The results were used to assess the
main sources of emissions, from transportation to accommodation, catering, and
One of the main aims of these impact measurements is to be able to cut
emissions year on year as part of a continuous improvement approach. Within the
Tourist Authority, efforts by the Coordination, Promotion and International
Logistics department have allowed this annual event to be organised with a
Understand climate change in just three hours! The Climate Fresk is a
collaborative workshop teaches the fundamental science behind climate change
and empowers people to take action. In three years, the Climate Fresk has
become a leading resource worldwide and more than 800,000 participants have
already used it. The Tourist and Convention Authority recently joined their
ranks, around the CSR department and the Mission for Energy Transition of the
Principality. The fun and educational activity helped awareness and was a
valuable experience for the teams taking part.
World CleanUp Day
Aimed at fighting pollution by bringing citizens together to collect
waste, World Cleanup Day takes place every September. There is also a Digital
World Cleanup Day. For while digital technology is a source of major advances,
its rapid growth is problematic for the environment. The fourth edition of this
event on 18 March 2023 will aim to encourage as many people as possible to take
part in two kinds of actions:
● A “Digital Data CleanUp” - to delete unnecessary data stored on our
devices and in the cloud.
● A “Digital Devices CleanUp” - to collect digital devices so that they
can be used re-used, reconditioned, or recycled.
The Tourist and Convention Authority will be playing its part in efforts
to counter the damaging impacts of digital technology, which is responsible for
4% of greenhouse gas emissions, a figure that could double by 2025.
Benjamin Vergély / DR