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In Monaco a Bus Ticket Costs 1€
Bus TicketSince January 2007 the cost of a bus ticket has been just 1 euro. This public transport promotion has led to a 20 percent increase in bus passengers. All bus networks in the Alpes-Maritimes are expected to continue this initiative throughout 2010.

 

 

 

 

An Environmentally-Friendly Shuttle for Port Hercule
Friendly Shuttle for Port HerculeA noiseless, pleasant and speedy crossing on Monaco's Harbor: the electric boat, which went into service in August 2007 has already attracted more than 26,000 passengers and continues to provide daily service.

 

Bikes Are on Track in Monaco!
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  • More than 50 "electrically assisted" bicycles (similar to a scooter) are available free of charge in public car parks.

  • The Sunday "tous a velo" green trail and a permanent cycle path between the port and Larvotto are open for cyclists.

 

 

2020: The Principality of Monaco's Energy Climate Plan
The Principality of Monaco's Energy Climate Plan mobilizes local businesses, individuals and Government and aims to achieve the following goals by 2020:

  • Reduce GhG (green house gas) emissions in the Principality by 20 percent from 1990 figures.
  • Overall reduction in the Principality's energy consumption.
  • Instigate infrastructure to enable at least 20 percent of the Principality's energy to be derived from renewable energy sources produced within Monegasque borders.

 

Seawater Heat Pumps: an Innovation Made in Monaco

Seawater Heat PumpsToday 64 pumps produce 17 percent of the total energy consumed in the Principality.

Use of this renewable energy saves the equivalent of 15,000 tons of petroleum annually.

Safeguarding Biodiversity: A Priority
Fort AntoineThe Bay of Monaco includes two protected areas - the Larvotto Reserve, created in 1976, with a surface area of 30 hectares, half of which is composed of a Posidonia bed; and the Spelugues submarine wall area, approx. 1.9 hectares, created in 1986, and which hosts, among other marine life, red coral, gorgonia and the diadem sea urchin.

 

 

Biodiversity: Brown Grouper Find Refuge in Monegasque Waters
grouperA census of the grouper population carried out by the Department of the Environment recorded 83 specimens compared to only 12 in 1997: the result of an active policy in favor of the preservation of biodiversity.

 

 

Public and Private Green Spaces
AAfrican GardenAs a result of political decisions over several decades, public and private green spaces in Monaco have gradually increased. In 1960, for example, the surface area maintained by the State amounted to 31,068.5596 miles2 - some 20 percent of the Principality's surface area.

 

 

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