Friday, December 6, 2013

Monaco prepares for EVER 2014

Monaco – a Principality dedicated to Responsible Tourism. The Principality of Monaco, a tourist destination par excellence, is aiming to become irreproachable in environmental protection. In this spirit, the Monegasque State and key tourism professionals are becoming more and more active every day in all aspects of sustainable development.  Monaco is currently preparing for EVER 2014, the International fair promoting sustainable development.

EVER 2014

From March 25th to 27th 2014, the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco will welcome one of the most important green events in Europe: 'EVER'. Created in 2006, EVER aims to promote two key aspects of sustainable development: energy and mobility. The first aim of "EVER 2014" is to promote the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency; the second is to promote cleaner mobility for private transport, using more powerful electric and hybrid vehicles. Like every year, the event will take place at the Grimaldi Forum* and is supported by the Prince's Government, the Prince Albert II Foundation and the Monegasque Electricity and Gas Company.  In addition to themed scientific lectures, bringing together researchers, university staff, students and business heads, there will be workshops and round tables, which will be open to the public. The topics addressed will include energy transition and its impact, energy efficiency issues and future solutions for storing electricity. With regard to mobility, the increased use and the future of clean vehicles will be discussed.  As last year, there will be a "Ladies in Mobility" round table – this year, it will be devoted to electric mobility in "Smart Cities."  A meeting of the Paris ecological vehicles club will also be held. EVER is a real melting pot for innovation and for raising awareness of good practice.  As usual, it will host the "Youth and Sustainable Development" meetings. This year, EVER 2014 will also offer a "Sustainable Village," which will showcase renewable forms of energy, with uniform, functional stands that are conducive to professional meetings.  It will host the final of the METHA EUROPE 2014 competition, organised by the Écoles des Mines, on the theme of energy efficiency for transport and in the home. Finally, EVER will be an opportunity to display and test drive the automotive industry's latest electric vehicles. For further information, see:

Monaco's international commitment to the Environmental and Sustainable Development

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation acts to protect the environment and promote sustainable development at a global level. The Foundation's activities are concentrated on three main areas: climate change and renewable energies, biodiversity, and water and desertification. The Foundation supports projects in three main geographical regions: the Mediterranean basin, the polar regions and the least-developed countries. The Monaco Government Tourist and Convention Authority is working in cooperation with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, notably in the "Monaco Carbon Offsetting" programme, to offer partners and clients the opportunity of offsetting greenhouse gas emissions related to their activities.

MONACO GREEN – A new discovery

The Monaco Government Tourist and Convention Authority, in collaboration with his partners in the tourism sector, propose to discover Monaco's commitment to sustainability and for environmental protection due to concrete actions. Each month, the Monaco Government Tourist and Convention Authority releases a programme with proposed actions for a stay in Monaco demonstrating a commitment to the planet without any waste. In the framework of the 'MONACO GREEN – A new discovery' initiative, the Monaco Government Tourist and Convention Authority works with their main partners such as the Hotel Metropole, Monte-Carlo SBM, Fairmont Monte-Carlo, Le Meridien, Columbus Monte-Carlo, Novotel, Grimaldi Forum who, in early December 2007, signed an agreement on the adoption of an environmental Charter.

*The Grimaldi Forum

Ideally located in the heart of Monaco, the Grimaldi Forum Monaco is situated within walking distance of hotels and restaurants. With 35,000 sqm. of modular premises and state-of-the art technologies, the Grimaldi Forum Monaco is a wonderful tool to build-up events. Since its opening in 2000, many events management and international corporate companies are attracted by the glass and steel structure as well as its tailor made services. Conventions, congresses, trade shows, product launches, all find here another dimension… The staff and visitors are actively encouraged to follow its "Act Green" policy. The Grimaldi Forum Monaco proposes tailor-made solutions for events' organizers wishing to limit their environmental footprint.

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