Involved in Sustainable Initiatives

The decade ahead will be a decisive one for the future of our planet and climate concerns represent a fundamental challenge for humanity.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, focus on ocean science to underpin scientific knowledge, encourage technical innovation and promote new solutions to hopefully reverse the cycle of decline in ocean health.

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It has been a Monegasque tradition to back initiatives that protect the ocean and its biodiversity for future generations.

Starting in the late 19th century, Prince Albert I was a pioneer in this area, undertaking no fewer than 28 oceanographic campaigns – a commitment carried on today by HSH Prince Albert II through his foundation.

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco decided to establish his Foundation to address our planet’s alarming environmental situation, dedicated to the protection of the environment and the promotion of sustainable development on a global scale.

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The Principality of Monaco is involved in the Energy Transition, committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030.

To achieve this target and set the Principality on a course to carbon neutrality, the national action plan focuses on the road transport, waste treatment and energy consumption in buildings. A National Pact Ambassadors program has been launched in September 2020 for the Energy Transition.

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Today’s situation is of great concern to those involved in the Monegasque yachting sector, led by the Yacht Club de Monaco.

The club unites over 800 owners of superyachts, including 37 of the world’s 100 largest yachts, under its flag.

An eco-responsible approach: ISO 14001

In an ongoing quest to seek solutions to the environmental problems of our time, since January 1st, 2018, the YCM has been committed to ensuring the electricity it uses come from renewable energy sources. The initiative follows various actions already taken which include achieving ISO 14001 certification in June 2016, a management system giving the Club an eco-responsible organisation status. It is this spirit which drives the YCM’s sustainable policy, the aim is to guarantee the needs of present generations while preserving resources for future generations. This commitment to the environment determines key objectives of our progress on waste management, prevention and control of pollution risks, preservation of natural resources and implementation of a sustainable purchasing policy.

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21-24 September 2020

As part of “Planetary Health Week”. organized from 22 to 27 September 2020 by Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Yacht Club de Monaco is maintaining the events it usually organises during the Monaco Yacht Show and organised during 5 days the ‘Monaco: Capital of Yachting Experience’ from 21 to 24 September 2020.


In 2007, the Yacht Club de Monaco launched a club for captains holding certificates of 500GT or over (or equivalent) and over 120 members of all nationalities who meet regularly at the YCM to share ideas and experiences all year round.

Captains are seen as ambassadors of the Club’s core values that are behind its ‘Art de Vivre la Mer’ philosophy.

Members respect a Charter perpetuating excellence in yachting practices, which are embedded in the YCM’s DNA: respect for naval etiquette and solidarity at sea; protecting the ocean and its biodiversity for future generations; and developing and promoting innovative technology for the maritime sector.

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Cluster Yachting Monaco is bringing together some of the world’s most prestigious private yachts under its burgee, notably a quarter of the world’s 100 largest superyachts, the Yacht Club de Monaco plays a key role on the international yachting scene.

Providing a true link between seamen, the Yacht Club de Monaco’s aim is to assist all industry professionals and unite all the yachting players around it “Art de Vivre la Mer”.

Cluster Yachting Monaco organised its first webinar on Wednesday 16th December at 5.00pm :

The purpose being to highlight projects and companies having a positive impact on ecology in the yachting industry. During an hour of presentations, several Cluster Yachting Monaco members had an opportunity to speak, illustrating how the environment in general is at the heart of all projects in Monaco. 

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