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Monaco has first carbon neutral heliport in the world

Monaco has first carbon neutral heliport in the world

By Staff Writer - October 4, 2018

The Heliport of Monaco is the first heliport in the world to be accredited as carbon neutral.

Monacair helicopter

As part of the Climate Energy Plan, Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Government Advisor – Minister of Equipment, Environment and Urban Planning, set out last year to obtain accreditation from the Airport Council International Europe (www.aci-europe.org/).

Also, the Directorate of Civil Aviation, in collaboration with the Directorate of the Environment, set up a program in 2017 to achieve carbon neutrality.

Through this approach, the Director of Civil Aviation, also in charge of managing the Heliport, has committed to significantly reduce the GHG emitted by the structure.

The program currently has 189 accredited airports around the world. The Heliport of Monaco has recently received its carbon accreditation: it is the first heliport to get it.

For the record, the Climate Energy Plan, implemented since 2014, is an action plan mobilizing all the services of the Prince’s Government to reduce GHG emissions, improve energy efficiency and develop renewable energies.

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