The Principality of Monaco is currently experiencing a unique moment in its history around its commitment to the seas and oceans, with the hosting of the 51st session of the IPCC, the first report on the oceans, the Monaco Yacht Show, the Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean and so many other international initiatives.
More locally and always in an international perspective, Monaco is committed to the environment. Indeed, the Principality of Monaco has been associated for some years in the construction of a new port in the city of Ventimiglia in Italy, announced as a port able to resist to climate change. The Marina of Ventimiglia (Cala del Forte) is part of the Ports of Monaco-Ventimiglia and it pursues the goal of enhancing the attractiveness of the region around the environment and luxury sustainable superyachting and tourism.
A few weeks ago, H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco came aboard his superyacht, accompanied by an official Monegasque delegation, to meet and see the progress of the “Cala del Forte” shipyard and they met the management team, the city of Ventimiglia’s Mayor and the Italian official personalities.
Indeed, the port of Ventimiglia is located in an area of environmental interests, with, on one side, the marine protected area of ”La Mortola”, below the Handbury garden, and on the other side, a natural area of interest for the birds of the Roya River.
IMEDD has been following the construction of the Port of Monaco-Ventimiglia for many years and has initiated a study on the following theme: “How does a port of environmental interest contribute to economic and social development and to cross-border education for future generations? “
This study is a world premiere and it is of an international and environmental interest to value the Monegasque and Italian cooperation around the Mediterranean Sea, the management of the ports, the protected marine areas, the sustainable tourism and the environment. It is also an international demonstrator for people and future generations. In fact, when we invest for the environment and sustainable development, it is possible to federate and it leads to sustainable and positive projects for all, around common values for future generations. Thus, certainly, researches and communication will be useful in the future to accompany the development of the Port of Monaco-Ventimiglia and to reinforce its attractiveness.
Below some photos taken by the Monaco Princely’s Palace on the progress of the Port of Monaco-Ventimiglia during the visit of H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco with the team of “Cala del Forte”.