Rendez-vous September 25 to 26, at the Yacht Club de Monaco: The goal is to mitigate the environmental impact of port infrastructure by making it more sustainable.

Mitigating the environmental impact of port infrastructure by making it more sustainable. With this goal in mind, from September 25 to 26, the Yacht Club de Monaco is hosting the 2nd Monaco Smart & Sustainable Marina, organized by Monaco Marina Management M3 with the support of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Extended Monaco, the government’s digital transition program, Credit Suisse, Al-Rushaid Group, Bombardier, MB92, and Xerjoff.

Oceans are critical to the planet’s economy and lungs, covering some 72 percent of the Earth’s surface, or 363 million square kilometers. The data underscore the urgency of protecting them and striving for the sustainability of infrastructure such as marinas. Protecting coastal areas is therefore essential, particularly for the economy as it generates nearly 50 percent of global tourism. These are some of the areas of work on which the Principality of Monaco under the leadership of Prince Albert II, through the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Yacht Club de Monaco, is applying to the nautical sector with a series of actions under the umbrella of the Monaco, Capital of Advanced Yachting initiative.

“If Monaco wants to position itself at the forefront of yachting, the Principality must support its transition. The climate emergency we are witnessing more and more every day affects the entire yachting ecosystem, which must evolve: this applies to yachts as well as to port infrastructure and facilities. We must act for change and contribute to this transformation. The aim is to present innovative solutions and encourage their application toward the development of virtuous marinas,” says Prince Albert II.

The International Smart & Sustainable Marina Awards, which last year were reserved for startups, have been extended to marinas and architects to promote innovation and green technologies by encouraging discussion in the design and management of these living spaces. This networking event has the distinction of gathering an ecosystem of 250 people representing key players in the industry (entrepreneurs and startups meeting with industrialists, investors, developers, marina developers, architects, and all those involved in yachting).

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