Johnson Controls, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and The Climate Group partnered to host the annual Euro-Mediterranean Energy Efficiency Forum in Monaco. More than 170 European policy and decision makers, private, public, and civil society representatives focused on energy efficiency’s role in Europe’s path to sustainable economic growth.

The attendees discussed the policies necessary to support greater energy efficiency investments and heard examples of best practices where energy efficiency has spurred economic development in addition to comfort, health, productivity and other benefits.

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco welcomed the forum attendees. In his inaugural speech he emphasised that the timing now seems right for energy efficiency to make a big impact.

“At a time when the future of our planet is subjected to significant threats, at a time when energy-related strategic issues appear to be more controversial than ever before, above all at a time when Europe is struggling to find the mainsprings of new economic growth, this is an objective which we should target together. In this way, we will make energy efficiency a genuine source of shared hope for our planet,” said His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco.