The Assessing low Carbon Transition (ACT) project

The Assessing Low Carbon Transition Initiative methodology aims to assess the degree to which organizations’ energy-climate strategies of organizations are in alignment with the objectives of the Paris Agreement;

  • By 2100, limit global warming to well below 2°Cabove pre-industrial levels and, if possible, seek to continue efforts to limit the rise in temperatures to 1.5°C
  • Limit, as much as possible, the use of fossil fuels
  • Achieve carbon neutrality as soon as possible

The ACT initiative aims to develop sectoral approaches for organizations which will be shared globally and be resolutely oriented towards the future.

In collaboration with ADEME and CDP , and with the support of the French Deposits and Consignments Fund , the ABC has been committed, since COP 21 (2015 United National Climate Change Conference), to contributing to the objectives of the international ACT project.

The experimentation phase

The ACT has already been tested by the ADEME and the CDP by a panel of large companies in the electricity generation, vehicles and consumer goods sectors.

Convinced of the need to develop innovative solutions to facilitate the private sector’s adoption of ambitious transition policies, and their concrete implementation, the ABC was strongly involved – between May and November 2017 – in a second experiment conducted this time in France, among SMEs and ETIs. This experiment allowed the testing of this evaluation methodology with 30 companies, and an expansion into sectors concerned with transport and construction.

And now?

The ABC was – again – commissioned by ADEME to develop the materials needed to train the companies participating in the experiment, as well as their evaluators. The latter are now able to participate in the ACT project and to conduct assessments of companies’ low-carbon policies. The ABC is also part of the project’s steering and montioring committees.

A strong supporter of the project, the ABC is keen to make ACT well known within the community committed to the energy-climate transition which it has created, and beyond. It has therefore multiplied its opportunities and media outlets throughout 2017, in order to make the project known to as many organizations as possible who are likely to work with it, as well as investors or opinion makers likely to highlight the methodology.

For more information, details about the ACT can found at its website


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