Friday 23 March 2018, a signing ceremony for the National Energy Transition
Pact was held at the Grimaldi Forum, attended by Sustainable Development
Directors and Managers and all the hotels in the Principality.
aim: to remind them of the objectives
of the Pact and gain their support for a carbon-neutral Monaco.
In his speech, Jean-Luc Nguyen, Director of the Mission for
Energy Transition, and Guy Antognelli, Deputy Director of Monaco Tourist and
Convention Authority, recalled the importance of this project, which was wished
for and supported by the Sovereign Prince. Emphasizing that
these signatures are part of their DNA and in line with their actions, he praised
their dynamism, their motivation and, more generally, their commitment in the
Principality and internationally.
The multiplier effect of the "Green is the new Glam " campaign, launched last November by the Monaco Tourist and
Convention Authority, has also largely contributed to making Monaco a
"green" destination in its own right.
Each hotel manager then stated how pleased and honored he or she
was to be taking part in this signing ceremony.
As a reminder, the tourism sector, whose action extends over the
long term, is of crucial importance in energy transition. This signing, which is a symbol of the
hotels' environmental heritage, is part of a continuity of commitment, dating
back more than ten years in some cases. A large majority of the establishments have had ISO 14001,
Green Globe and Planet 21 certification for many years. Their approach is focused on key issues in
terms of energy transition, namely waste management, transport issues and,
above all, customer responsibility.