THE CHARTER ON WOOD – MONACO COMMITS AGAINST DEFORESTATION

History, goals and projects holders

In 2010, on the occasion of the International Year of ForestsH.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco recognized the preservation of forests as a national cause and a means to fight against climate change. Thus was born the initiative “Monaco is committed against the deforestation”, the commitment of the Principality of Monaco for the preservation of forests.

The particularity of the Monegasque territory (2.5 km²) is that Monaco does not have forests, but gardens and parks with heritage trees.
However, in Monaco as elsewhere, the public organizations and the businesses use wood or wood products such as paper or furniture.
They can the fight against deforestation by their consumption patterns, by ensuring that the products they buy from forests are certified FSC or PEFC. Indeed, the certification attets of a responsible approach for the management of the forests.

This idea of ​​working on the consumption of wood and its by-products is at the origin of the Monaco Charter on Wood, launched in the Principality of Monaco in 2011 by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Monaco’s Government, MC2D and IMEDD.

Who is concerned by the Monaco Charter on Wood?
The Charter on Wood is aimed at assisting the Monegasque and International organizations who work with the Principality to commit to a responsible approach concerning the use of wood, paper and furniture.
Any types of organizations can join the Monaco Charter on Wood (public organizations and businesses concerned with paper, furniture and wood issues).

The text of the Monaco Charter on Wood

The signatories of the Monaco Charter on Wood

In 2019, 58 Monegasque and International organizations and businesses are part of the Monaco Charter on Wood.

The partners of the Monaco Charter on Wood

How can your organization join the Monaco Charter on Wood?

IMEDD is the project contact: imeddgroup@gmail.com.

  1. You need to download the adhesion form and send it back to IMEDD.
  2. You need to read the conditions of membership and accept them all.

For any other enquiries, you may also contact:
– Monaco’s Governement: environnement@gouv.mc.
– The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation : operationbois@fpa2.org.

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