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The Monte-Carlo Television Festival: an environmental commitment in full HD

The Monte-Carlo Television Festival is environmentally conscious and acutely aware of the new ecological challenges facing the planet. That’s why it has decided to make an active commitment designed to promote sustainable development through a series of concrete actions for its 60th edition.

The initiative is a tribute to the event’s creator, Prince Rainier III, who in 1966 declared that one of television’s roles was to highlight damage to the oceans and certain species of wildlife.

For many years, the Festival has worked to raise television viewers’ awareness about environmental issues, through a special prize created at the behest of the Sovereign Prince, awarded to the documentary that deals with these issues most effectively.

This latest commitment will bring together the organising team, service providers, partners, guests and everyone involved with the Festival, as part of a collective effort based around a range of innovative action.

This initiative is naturally inspired by the sterling work done over many years by the Festival’s Honorary President, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, who is known around the world as one of the leading defenders of the environmental cause.

The organisation Monaco Mediax, in charge of the Festival, joined the Principality's National Energy Transition Pact on November 14, 2019, thus committing itself alongside the Principality to reduce its environmental impact.

Our actions for 2021

  • Elimination of plastic water bottles
  • Use of eco-friendly straws
  • Drastically reduced paper use
  • Publicity materials printed on recyclable paper
  • Recycling bins installed in the Fan Zone
  • Electric Vehicles for transfers within Monaco
Le Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo engagé aux côtés de la Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco

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The Festival is joining forces with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation to tackle deforestation.

Since its creation, the Foundation has made the protection of forests one of its priorities. Forests are home to the majority of the Earth's biodiversity and are a source of livelihood for a large part of the population. It is therefore crucial to act to preserve the fauna and flora of these ecosystems.

By ensuring the development of protected areas and the inclusion of local communities in their governance, the Foundation and the Festival are working together to preserve one of our most precious universal assets.

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Our Partners


For almost 15 years, Aquapax multi-award winning water, packaged in paper cartons, has led the market as the original ‘eco water’. Aquapax low carbon impact carton packages are made from majority renewable and wholly recyclable materials. The paperboard used in Aquapax cartons is from sustainable forests, with Certified FSC chain of custody, reinforcing Aquapax water’s trademark as ‘a pure thirst for the environment’.  

Every Aquapax water consumed at the 2021 Monte-Carlo Television Festival, will contribute to The Aquapax Reforestation Programme, committed to collecting indigenous tree seeds and establishing tree nurseries.

The programme creates meaningful employment with specific small holder farmers on their own land, and is geared to making a difference through ecological restoration.

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British Airways
British Airways

For several years, British Airways has been implementing a number of environmentally conscious actions, particularly with regard to the impact of air transport. It is a sector that does the most to reduce its footprint.

You will find via the following link, the different actions that have been put in place and the projects to come: Corporate Responsability

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Grimaldi Forum
Grimaldi Forum

The Grimaldi Forum, which has ISO 14001:2015 certification, is a major partner of the Festival and a key player in efforts to protect the environment, through its strong commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its events-based activities.

As such, it proposes a range of concrete actions related directly to the Festival:
  • Waste sorting
  • Use of eco-friendly cleaning products
  • Catering: locally sourced produce used where possible, reusable plates and utensils, and where disposable plates and utensils are used, these are made from recyclable materials
  • No plastic bottles used at the venue (at conferences, etc.).
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Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort
Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort

In October 2013, the Monte-Carlo Bay adopted an official sustainable development policy. On 23 April 2014, Société des Bains de Mer’s flagship and “Green” pilot establishment, the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort, became one of the first hotels in the Principality of Monaco to be awarded “Green Globe” environmental certification. It also signed up to the National Pact for the Energy Transition at the Grimaldi Forum, on 23 March 2018.

Actions for clients:
  • Selective sorting (newspapers, batteries, etc.)
  • Raising awareness about energy and water use, with communication materials published on “Shiro Alga Carta” seaweed-based paper in the form of the venue’s mascot, a little green seahorse found in every room !
  • Sustainable development is also the order of the day in our venue’s kitchens, thanks to Chef Marcel Ravin...
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About Us

Originally created by Prince Rainier III of Monaco, and now under the Honorary Presidency of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Monte-Carlo Television Festival has become the The Not-to-be-Missed TV event for the entire television industry.

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