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Monaco's Urban Planning reinforces its interest on Sustainable Construction projects.

Monaco economic, social and natural ecosystem are increasingly interconnected. All that is influencing the way the evolution of urban spaces is conceived. On February the 14th 2024 a targeted Governmental meeting by Commission Innovation du BTP (the Construction Innovation Commission) debated about Sustainable Construction. The event took place in the presence of Céline Caron-Dagioni, Government Advisor – Minister of Equipment, Environment and Urban Planning, gathering key representatives from the public and private sectors. The Direction des Travaux Publics (Public Works Department) is being activating a partnership with the Collège des Ingénieurs (Engineers' Board) through the development of a 'sustainable construction barometer' that includes the outcome of a specific survey addressed to key players in the Construction Sector.

Photo >> Governmental meeting by Commission Innovation du BTP on Sustainable Construction (14th February 2024) © Direction de la Communication

People involved in the questionnaire were invited to reflect on the impact of construction on the natural environment, including pivotal issues like Carbon Neutrality, Circular Economy, Comfort and Climate Resilience.

The meeting allowed to reach a further step forward towards the implementation of Bâtiments Durables Méditerranéens Monaco (BD2M) [Sustainable Mediterranean Buildings Monaco (BD2M)], a, innovative urban plan launched in 2018 by the Monaco Government, in partnership with EnvirobatBDM. Its main mission was to customise building criteria to best adapt them to the particular structure of the Monegasque territory, characterised by high urban density as well as high vegetation and biodiversity concentration. Following up the latest rendezvous, the need to apply these criteria to all stages of each project, from design to deconstruction, was considered essential.

Photo >> Iconic overview on the Principality at the heigh of its construction boom © MonacoEcoArt

In particular, the Government Counsellor and Minister welcomed the involvement of professionals and the importance of constant exchanges on these topics whose purpose is to improve the quality of life of the population and the response to environmental issues without giving up the comfort that must also provide a better improvement of Monegasques building environmental impacts. ***


By Maurice Abbati

Journalist; Editor; Communication, Media and Public Relations Specialist

Lecturer and Author in English language of Technical Articles and the Manual: "Communicating the Environment to Save the Planet, a Journey into Eco-Communication" by Springer International Publishing.

Cover page of PhD manual by Maurice Abbati

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