Monaco in India for environmental conference

Monaco’s Ambassador to India, Patrick Médecin, represented the Principality at the latest edition of the Conference on Environment and Energy, which took place in the Indian city of Calcutta on 29th August.


Mr Médecin spoke to a crowd of roughly 400 business leaders and principle decision-makers from the region highlighting the many achievements and practical systems geared toward sustainability and ecologically-friendly practices undertaken by the Monegasque government and the Prince Albert II Foundation.

Specifically, the ambassador spoke of the Principality’s commitment to lowering greenhouse gas emissions at home, predominantly in the areas of construction and transportation as well as the tourism board’s “Green is the New Glam” campaign. He also told the attendees of the more than 480 international endeavours and collaborations currently taking place in conjunction with the Prince’s foundation worldwide, particularly with regard to protection of the seas. 

Participation at the conference is the follow up to last February’s state visit by the Sovereign Prince to the subcontinent, where the two countries signed an agreement between his foundation and India’s Institute of Energy and Resources.