Monaco UNSDG: Smart Work available for all, the French and the Italians and it helps reduce the carbon emissions

Smart work, a way to bring a better quality of life for the people and reduce the transports in Monaco.

The year 2020 and the covid19’s pandemic will have undoubtedly changed the working habits, with the implementation of Smart Work in Monaco and at world scale.

In Monaco, the Princely Government had already given the opportunity for the French people who worked in Monaco to Smart Work from home.
Now, the opportunity is deployed in Italy, especially for the people of Liguria who come and work in the Principality.

It was a real expectation of the Italians who daily work in Monaco.
Smart Work will bring a better quality of work and it will avoid the everyday travels for commuting, which will help the Italian workforce save money and will also reduce the CO2 emissions due to the use of cars and the congestion in the trains between Ventimiglia and Monaco.

The already existing experiences of Smart Work show that this form of work:

  • contributes to the economic development of Monaco,
  • reinforces the conditions of equality between the Monaco people, the French and Italian people who can now all benefit from the system of smart work.
  • brings another kind of value related to the environment,

For Monaco, this measure is very important, as more than 40 000 people come each day to Monaco for work, which means a lot of traffic on the roads, and a congestion in the trains.
This measure of implementation of Smart Work responds to the goal that the Princely Government wants to reach by the year 2030: reducing by 20% the numbers of cars in the Principality, to go back to the level of CO2 emissions of the year 1990.

Even if it is not directly an action of sustainable mobility, Smart Work has a direct impact on the CO2 emissions of the businesses, but not only.
For the businesses, it’s also a good opportunity to re-think the way they work, regorganize their offices and it could lead them to save costs too. It should also help to liberate some occupied space today that could be given to new businesses in creation.

In this video, Mrs  Annabelle Jaeger-Seydoux, Director of the Monaco Energy Transition Plan explains how Smart Work is a tool of the Monaco Energy Transition Plan and how 2 days of smart work per week help reduce 20% of the carbon footprint:

In addition, it has to be known that in Italy, the workforce can also have access to green energy at home from the hydraulic, which means that the work generated at home by the Monaco workers of Italy is also anchored in the field of renewable energies.

Smart Work is therefore a true win-win operation for Monaco and for the French and Italians of Monaco on the three pillars of sustainable development:

  • It helps improve the social quality of work.
  • It helps create new economies and do savings.
  • It helps reduce the carbon footprint.

Smart Work is an important point that responds to the UN Sustainable Development Goals:

  • 3: Good health and well-being
  • 4: Quality of education (in this case professional education)
  • 5: Gender equality
  • 7: Affordable and clean energy
  • 8: Decent work and economic Growth
  • 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • 10: Reduce inequalities
  • 11: Sustainable cities and Communities
  • 13: Climate Action
  • 17: Partnership for the Goals.

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