Monaco Government urges public sector workers to embrace greener modes of transport

As the biggest employer in the Principality, the Monegasque State is looking to set an example by reducing its carbon footprint by 55% by 2030, and by achieving complete carbon neutrality by 2050. 

An essential step in meeting these ambitious goals will be bringing down the emissions produced by the cars and other vehicles that many of the public sector workers use to travel to and from their place of work each day.  

According to the latest IMSEE data, there were more than 5,150 people employed by Monaco’s public sector in 2023, and more than half of these workers live outside of the Principality, predominantly in the neighbouring Alpes-Maritimes.  

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It was announced on Tuesday 25th June that the government has formed a working group that will be tasked with considering and evaluating the different ways in which the state can encourage its employees to make the switch to greener modes of transport, thus reducing pollution. 

Furthermore, the group, which is being supported by a number of specialised consulting firms, including EGIS, EKODEV and FATEC, as well as almost 3,500 state agents and personnel, has been asked to develop an action plan focusing on soft mobility by 2025. 

In addition to soft mobility recommendations for home-to-work commutes and travel for business, the plan will also consider how travel times can be reduced and how transportation costs can be lowered for workers.

The project falls dually under the Principality’s Plan Mobilité, which was launched in early 2024, and the National Energy Transition Pact. 

To read more about the working group and its goals, click here.  

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