Here at ADEME - The French Agency for Ecological Transition - we are firmly committed to fighting global warming and the depletion of our natural resources. On all fronts, we mobilise citizens, economic actors and territories towards a fairer, more harmonious, low carbon and resource-efficient society. Whatever the field - energy, circular economy, food, mobility, air quality, adaptation to climate change, soils, etc. - we advise, facilitate and help finance many projects, from research to solutions sharing. At every level, our expertise and forecasting capacities serve to guide and inform public policies.

ADEME is a public agency under the joint authority of the Ministry for an Ecological Transition and the Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation.


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Four vocations

  • developing knowledge: ADEME organizes and contributes to the financing of research and innovation and to establishing and coordinating observation systems to better understand how industries are changing;
  • convincing and mobilising: Because public information and awareness are essential to the success of environmental policies, ADEME implements communication campaigns to change mindsets, behaviours and purchasing and investment practices;
  • advising: ADEME acts in an advisory capacity to direct the decisions of actors in society and the economy, establishing tools and methods that suit their needs. Direct dissemination via expert advisers is a major way in which it provides its expertise;
  • assisting with implementation: ADEME provides graduated financial support and promotes the implementation of regional and national references.


With its head office in Angers, ADEME has over 1,000 employees split between:
  • 3 central departments sites in Angers, Paris and Valbonne;
  • 17 regional divisions, 13 in metropolitan France and 4 in overseas France, which linked 26 implantations across the country;
  • 3 representative bodies in overseas territories.

Synergy between head office and regional divisions

With staff based in 26 implantations and 3 representative bodies in overseas territories, ADEME focuses it actions on individuals, public authorities and businesses as part of a local service.

Based in 26 regional divisions (including overseas) and 3 representative bodies in overseas territories (French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Saint-Pierre and Miquelon), its agents work in the field to promote sustainable development, the fight to mitigate climate change, energy management, renewable energies and, more generally, energy and ecological transition.

ADEME's regional teams implement two major energy and ecological transition policies on behalf of the French State in the areas of support for renewable heat (Heat Fund) and waste prevention and management (Waste Fund).


Five areas of intervention

Waste, land and polluted soils, climate and energy, air and noise, cross-functional action (sustainable production and consumption, sustainable cities and territories)