In anticipation of the future requirement to carry out an energy audit of buildings, owners can apply for a grant to undertake this.
Aid may be granted to owners for the renovation of single-glazed windows in buildings.
Consult the eco-actions factsheet: Transforming the sun’s energy into electricity .
Check the solar resource map to learn more about solar energy or to find out the potential production capacity of your roof.
Egeo: commit to choosing renewable energy electricity production.
See what’s on offer on the SMEG website
Eco2: SMEG gives you the possibility of offsetting your CO2 emissions linked to your natural gas consumption by financing projects which help to reduce greenhouse gases.
See what’s on offer on the SMEG website
The Principality of Monaco joined RTE’s initiative to set up the ÉcoWatt PACA website in 2010. The site is a tool which predicts winter days on which peak electricity demand is expected to be experienced across the region between the hours of 6 pm and 8 pm, and alerts users accordingly. Through the site, it is possible to monitor the status of the electricity network in the eastern PACA region in real time, allowing individuals, businesses and communities in the region to adapt their consumption as part of an eco-citizen approach.
More information on www.ecowatt-paca.fr
Single-use plastic bags have been banned in Monaco since 1 June 2016.
Guide to the plastic bag ban
Plastic straws and drink mixing sticks have been banned in Monaco since 1 January 2019.
Single-use plastic plates, cups, glasses and cutlery have been banned in Monaco since 1 January 2020.
Restaurateurs in Monaco can give customers the option of taking home their leftovers using a small takeaway box known as "La petite boîte".
See the website www.gaspillagealimentaire.mc
Some advice for eco-friendly travel
Enjoying a responsible visit to the Principality
The Principality of Monaco is an outstanding tourist destination.
Over an area of two square kilometres, the most luxurious hotels share space with Michelin-starred restaurants, high-end spas and, naturally, numerous attractive shopping centres.
While Monaco is a welcoming destination for tourists, the country is nonetheless committed to protecting the environment.
Within this in mind, the Tourist and Convention Authority’s Responsible Tourism unit has been promoting activities in this area since 2010.
The PRÉSERVER (PRESERVE) brochure presents Monaco as a destination and explains the responsible actions it is taking.
Available to download from the www.visitmonaco.com website in five languages, the brochure provides travellers with lots of useful information and some tips to help them adopt a more sustainable approach to travel.
En 2014 le Gouvernement a initié la démarche « Commerce Engagé » auprès des commerçants de la Principauté. Ce label permet de mettre en valeur les pratiques éco-responsables des commerçants et leur offre un accompagnement vers une démarche de consommation durable. Il est gratuit, participatif et évolutif.
In 2014, the Government launched the "Responsible Trading" certification among retailers in the Principality. This certification highlights eco-friendly practices employed by traders and supports them as they move towards a more sustainable approach to consumption. It is free, interactive and evolutionary.
The Responsible Trading scheme is open to all businesses trading goods and services in the Principality which have a shop that is open to the public.
By means of this Responsible Trading certification, everyone can identify traders who are committed to an approach of ecological, economic and social responsibility with regard to:
- The reduction and sorting of waste
- A decrease in the use of single-use utensils
- Promoting deposit and reuse schemes
- Taking part in local dynamics
- Resource management (Water and Energy in particular)
- Raising customer awareness
In 2020, the Responsible Restaurant certification was rolled out to help restaurateurs address these issues, with requirements tailored to the specific circumstances of the restaurant industry.
To locate certified traders and find out about their commitment to ecological, economic and social responsibility, we invite you to visit the website: www.commerce-engage.com/monaco
For the latest news from the network, you can also check the Responsible Trading and Responsible Restaurant news .
The National Energy Transition Pact of the Principality of Monaco allows everyone, residents, workers, businesses, institutions and associations, to contribute to the energy transition effort.
Sign up the Pact.