Welcome to the Earth.Org Global Sustainability Index, where Earth.Org examines the policies and actions regarding the environment of every nation on earth. Combining the most respected global indexes on pollution, climate change, policy, energy, oceans, biodiversity we have produced an overall Global Index, which will be updated annually. This is the Global Sustainability Index scorecard for Monaco.

Monaco is an enclave in the south of France, located 10 kilometres from the Italian border. Principally relying on services, construction, tourism and banking, it is entirely urbanised with a highly developed coastal zone. Weather data for the area shows a 1.5°C increase in temperature over 45 years, along with an increased presence of disease-carrying mosquitoes.

Aware of its vulnerability, the Principality joined the Paris Agreement in 2015, agreeing to reduce its emissions by 50% by 2030, relative to 1990 levels. The further goal for 2050 is a more ambitious 80% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. 

The action plan consists in decarbonizing the most polluting sectors, which include road transport, waste-to-energy and heating, and air conditioning. Together, these account for 30% of Monaco’s emissions. If emissions linked to fluorinated gases, which Monaco has agreed to cut in accordance with the Kyoto Protocol, then 98% of its emissions are covered. 

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* Monaco’s impact on global climate change is too insignificant to rank it in certain categories.

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Earth.Org Global Sustainability Index Ranking image description: Monaco Rankings – Policy: 128, Pollution: 168, Climate Change: N/A, Oceans: N/A, Biodiversity: 16, Energy: N/A, Earth.Org Global Sustainability Index Ranking 190.