The green challenge of the Principality of Monaco, from electric vehicles to renewable energy

The Principality of Monaco runs along the path of environmental sustainability with the aim of to reduce carbon emissions by -55% by 2030, and to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. And they are different initiatives undertaken by the Monegasque government to encourage a sustainable lifestyle among residents and tourists.

Monaco has developed its own self-service car-sharing system called Mobeecity. 30 Renault Twizy 80, two-seater, are available to users 24/7 and are located throughout the country. For those traveling as a family also offers Mobeelity: a selection of e-208, 5-seater cars, with great autonomy and authorized to drive in Monaco, throughout the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region, in Piedmont and Liguria. Furthermore, as part of its policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and encourage the energy transition, the government aims to have a completely carbon-free bus fleet by 2030.

To facilitate mobility and offer users all the information on transport, it was launched CityMapper Monaco, a free mobile application that becomes a practical pocket guide that is always updated and safe. The suggested routes combine walking, e-bike, bus, bateau-bus, train, car-sharing or even helicopter. After the introduction of Cittymapper Monaco e Klaxit, the car-sharing app, Monaco continues to leverage digital technology to reinvent the mobility experience in the Principality with MonaPass.

Great strides have also been made in the field of renewable energies, which use sources such as the sun, the wind or the sea. From 1 January 2020 cotton swabs, glasses, cutlery and disposable plastic plates are prohibited in the Principality. Finally, the Prince’s Government, in collaboration with EnvirobatBDM, launched Sustainable Mediterranean Buildings of Monaco, an initiative based on the sharing of skills and experiences, which helps to promote best construction practices