Monaco: a global pioneer of the clean economy

The Transition – Monaco Forum will take place from 26-27 June 2018 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo. Monaco.

Monaco is at the heart of the clean tech innovation. Today, 64 seawater heat pumps produce 17% of the total energy consumed in the Principality.
The Principality is committed to its 2020 Energy Climate Plan, aiming to reduce GhG emissions and developing the adequate infrastructure to support renewable energy production.

The Grimaldi Forum Monaco is lying across the seafront of Monaco’s eastern “Larvotto” beach quarter, right next to Monaco’s beautiful Japanese Garden.

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Getting There

Address: Grimaldi Forum 10, Avenue Princesse Grace MC 98000 Monaco

Telephone: +377 99 99 20 00

Grimaldi Forum Website

Grimaldi Forum on the Map

By Train

The Monaco’s Rail Station is a 15 minute walk from the Grimaldi Forum Monaco & 10 minutes by Bus – Line #4.

By Air

The Grimaldi Forum Monaco is 25 km from the International Airport Nice Côte d’Azur. Among major international direct flights are:

  • Paris - Nice: 1h30
  • Rome - Nice: 1h20
  • London - Nice: 2h00
  • Frankfurt - Nice: 1h40
  • New York - Nice: 7h15
  • Dubai - Nice: 7h45
  • Moscow - Nice: 4h

Monaco is 30 minutes from the Nice Airport by road via the Autoroute A8 Highway, & 7 minutes by helicopter shuttle with departures every 30 minutes.

By Car

Take the A8 Highway, exit "Monaco".
From Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport, it takes approximately 30 minutes using the expressway to reach Monaco.


Parking is located at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco, Avenue Princesse Grace.

Approximately 100 meters from the Grimaldi Forum Monaco, there are 3 designated parking lots: Parking Larvotto & Parking Louis II, Boulevard Louis II.

However, it is recommended that you carpool when coming to the Grimaldi Forum:

By Bus

If you wish to take the bus from Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport to Monaco:

Bus Schedule

By Helicopter

If you wish to get to Monaco by helicopter from Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport.

Approximate cost: 130€

Helicopter booking


We have selected a number of conveniently located hotels where you may choose to stay. These hotels will be offering special rates to Forum attendees.
We strongly recommend that you stay at one of the listed hotels as they are located very close to the Grimaldi Forum.

List of official hotels:

The deadline to reserve your room is 26 May 2018.



Fairmont Monte Carlo

12, avenue des Spelugues - Monte Carlo, MC 98000

Meridien Beach Plaza

22 Avenue Princesse Grace - Monte Carlo, MC 98000

Novotel Monte Carlo**

16 Boulevard Princesse Charlotte - Monte Carlo, MC 98 000

Hermitage Monte Carlo

Square Beaumarchais - Monte Carlo, MC 98000

To benefit special rate, you must first formally register to attend the Forum.

Our logistics team will share more information about booking a room upon your registration

You can register through the formal invitation you received by email from

If you did not receive a copy, you can request an invite online at

Information related to Monaco


Various mobile operators offer international roaming agreements and good coverage in Monaco. Hotels will include access to a landline. However, local and international calls can be more expensive than calls placed on a cellular line.

We recommend checking with your mobile carrier before arrival to determine whether your coverage zone includes travel within France and Monaco.

Currency and Exchange Rates

The Principality of Monaco uses the Euro, abbreviated as €.


Monaco has warm Mediterranean, dry summers. Cool and rainy interludes can interrupt the dry summer season, the average length of which is also shorter.

Generally, temperatures do not drop below 20 °C (68 °F) in this season.


Monaco time during the summer is two hours ahead of GMT/UTC.

Electronic Devices

The Principality currently provides electricity at 220 volts AC. European type of plugs are used.

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  • “If we do not act today, we will no longer be able to act tomorrow.”
    Prince Albert II
    Transition - Monaco Forum aims to be the premier global platform to power the transition to cleantech across all sectors.
  • Following COP 21 and the One Planet Summit
    Transition Monaco Forum Aims to Accelerate the Ecological and Energy Transition
    Monaco, 26-27 June 2018
  • H.S.H. Prince Albert II, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carlos Sallé, Anne Hidalgo and Alzbeta Klein to Debate the Theme
    “Reinventing Business Models”
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    A hub of investors dedicated to financing the energy and ecological transition
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    Consolidation of an enabling ecosystem around clean technologies
    Finance, Cities & Territories, Innovation, New Actors, Regulation

The Initiative

Transition Monaco Forum is the new global platform dedicated to accompanying and accelerating the ecological and energy transition across all sectors and industries.

In response to the ambitious objectives set by the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Climate Agreement and the One Planet Summit, Transition Monaco Forum aims to act as a catalyst for change.

Through a multi-stakeholder approach, the goals are:

  • To gather a European hub of investors dedicated to funding the transition
  • To Scale-up and improve today’s clean technologies reconciling prosperity and sustainability
  • To foster multi-stakeholder coalitions and actions

Under the theme “reinventing business models” the first edition of Transition Monaco Forum will mobilize key multi-stakeholder to find concrete solutions for countries and industries to flourish while preserving our planet for future generations.

Accelerate the transition to a clean future
Bring concrete solutions to facilitate this transition
Become a global platform for multistakeholder initiatives and curated encounters

Why Transition?

No longer is working for a cleaner future just an option or a dream.

It is imperative to act now.

To adapt, thrive and prosper while tackling the major challenges that are population growth, climate change and the depletion of natural resources, companies across all sectors and industries will need to find ways to drastically transform their business models.

Transition Monaco Forum will drive the acceleration towards a sustainable future through 5 enablers:

    1. Mobilizing Financing Vehicles for Clean Technologies
    2. Crafting Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships to Create Shared Value
    3. Incentivizing Regulatory Frameworks
    4. Fostering Innovation For New Alternatives
    5. Empowering Cities and Territories


Monaco is plunging into a cleaner future with full force, led by His Serene Highness Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, a longstanding and passionate champion of the environment. Committed at the international level to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2039 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, the principality promotes renewable energies, clean mobility, and energy efficiency.

Monaco’s green port strategy is an example of one of the most ambitious sustainable land extension projects undertaken. Its green vision combined with an attractive business environment and Mediterranean flair makes Monaco a perfect launchpad for innovation and an ideal location for Transition Monaco Forum.

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Program At a Glance

Generalizing the cleantech transition

Day 1 Morning

USD 93 trillion in infrastructure investment will be needed in the next 15 years to meet global infrastructure needs, while ensuring the transition to a low-carbon economy.

How can capital be unlocked? How can we incentivize investors to finance clean technology projects? Which innovative financing mechanisms can be used to overcome the clean energy financing problem? How can financial institutions adapt to a clean economy?

New stakeholders behaviors
Partnerships for creating shared-value

Day 1 Midday

All can play a part and have a role to play in the clean tech acceleration, from citizens to NGOs, including the private sector and regulators.

Who are the new actors that are accelerating the transition towards a clean future? Which new, alternative, forms of collaboration can help drive this Transition?

Incentivizing and effective frameworks

Day 1 Afternoon

Though long-term benefits of adopting cleaner technology and the urgency of the situation are known, it is only through incentivizing regulatory framework that the clean tech transition will be accelerated at the right – and required – pace. Which regulatory frameworks are needed to lead this Transition? What are examples of new laws supporting the Transition to the clean economy? How can the private sector play a role in developing effective regulations?
Mainstreaming revolutionary ideas

Day 2 Afternoon

Although cleantech innovation is gaining in momentum, it is yet to be mainstreamed and to have a significant impact on our planet. What are the most disruptive tools currently being developed? How can actors implement and scale them? Which expertise are needed to mainstream innovation and how to develop them?
Cities and territories
Decentralizing to adapt new needs

Day 2 Afternoon

By 2050, 3/4 of humanity will live in cities. Public health concerns, food supply, water needs, energy distribution, mobility will change in scale and essence. How can we use future clean technology to address these issues? How can we ensure that tomorrow’s cities are clean? What will be the new models of mobility in tomorrow’s metropolis?


Expert-led workshops will offer high level insights on eight sectors where innovation is needed: