On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement, HSH Prince Albert II spoke on December 12 at the Climate Ambition Summit, a virtual event jointly organized by the United Kingdom, France and the General Secretariat of the United Nations, with the support of Chile and Italy
Aware of the need to maintain a high level of climate ambition in view of the holding of COP 26 in Glasgow in November 2021, already postponed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this Summit has enabled more seventy Heads of State and Government to speak in order to present their national commitments in the fight against climate change. Only the countries announcing real increases in their national strategies were able to speak, in order to focus on their actions.
It is in this context that the Sovereign Prince unveiled the new objective of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Monaco by 55% by 2030, compared to 1990. This new ambition replaces the initial objective of reduction of 50% over the same period, determined in 2015. HSH the Prince also took this opportunity to confirm the commitment of a carbon neutral Principality by 2050, as well as the maintenance of a high level of funding international dedicated to strengthening the adaptation and mitigation capacities of the countries most vulnerable to climate change.
These new commitments, made to the international community, once again confirm the commitment of HSH the Prince and the Principality in the global effort to fight against climate change.