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The Sovereign Prince paid tribute to Monaco Eco-Engaged Shops and Restaurants.

The Principality on Monaco has long invested in environmentally friendly actions not as a passing trend but as a concrete commitment, strongly desired by the Sovereign Prince. The approach involves every aspect of social and economic life including eco-responsibility in the food industry. The Restaurant Engagé® (Eco Engaged Restaurants) was launched in 2020, together with Commerce Engagé® previously unveiled in 2016, giving life to a specific eco label that identifies the premises that follow a regulation strongly inspired by sustainability, with special focus to reduce food waste, encourage local food productions, improve energy and water consumption while raising awareness on major ecological issues. The initiative results from the synergy between the Gouvernment Princier (Department of Environment) and the Ecoscience Provence association.

On April the 8th April 2024, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco visited the photo exhibition set at the Galerie des Pêcheurs (Parking des Pêcheurs) in the presence of Céline Caroni-Dagioni, Government Advisor and Minister of Equipment, Environment and Urban Planning, and Valérie Davenet-Sbirazzuoli, Director of the Environment Department at the Princely Government. The showroom, focused on eco labels and their users: traders and restaurant owners fond of sustainable consumption, is visible free of charge until the 2nd June 2024.

The Ecolabel is part of a larger government project aimed to reach the ambitious goal of a zero-single-use-plastic-waste country by 2030, by the will of the Sovereign Prince since 2015. Restaurant Engagé® is a soft law measure that becomes binding when you adhere on a voluntary basis. Nevertheless, it implies to adopt targeted actions and best practices to make consumptions more rational. About 100 businesses have already joined the green label in Monaco.

Photo >> Cool Restaurant environment inspired by nature © MonacoEcoArt and Wix

The Governmental Environment Department, in partnership with Association Ecoscience Provence, centred on circular economy, sustainable consumption and sustainable tourism, guarantees constant support and consulting services to the commercial activities involved.

The exhibit was designed to give voice to all economic actors who have voluntarily committed themselves in the project as well as the win-win collaboration between the public and the private sector to encourage a pivotal social and economic change towards net-zero Sustainability.

🎥 Short video presenting the Commerce Engagé® in Monaco by © Gouvernment Princier and Ecoscience Provence:

Find the directory of Engaged Businesses and Restaurants: ANNUAIRE COMMERCE RESTAURANTS ENGAGÉS ***

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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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