• 11 December 2019

    International Newsletter n°51

    One of the main issues discussed at COP25, held in December 2019 in Madrid, was meeting the ambitious objectives of the Paris agreement. To this day, about a hundred countries have committed to reviewing their objectives by proposing a new nationally determined contribution (NDC) by 2020. Over 10,000 cities are actively putting in place ambitious climate policies, in the framework of the Covenant of Mayors. Also, during the New York Climate Action Summit, 77 countries, 10 regions and over 100 cities announced that they intend to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. All sectors and industries are concerned, especially the transport sector, as it is the biggest contributor to climate change in France (making up 40% of CO2 emissions), and responsible of one fourth of global emissions. In this International newsletter, you will find examples of solutions implemented both nationally and internationally to encourage cleaner, more accessible and desirable mobility systems, to face climate urgency.

    In this edition :
    • FOCUS : A French law on the future of mobility
    • EXPERTISE : Mobility: an issue at stake in the Eurometropole Strasbourg
    • WORLDWIDE : MobiliseYourCity: for a sustainable urban mobility
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  • 24 September 2019


    International Newsletter n°50

    The G7 summit held in Biarritz in late August and presided over by France, demonstrated that multilateral approaches and discussions are still very much necessary in order to bring a more concerted answer to current challenges. A number of decisive multilateral meetings, including the Climate Change Summit in New York, should be held by the end of 2019 to encourage the international community to realign its efforts with the 2℃ trajectory and increase the States' mobilisation efforts, as well as those of businesses, local actors, investors.

    In this edition :
    • Focus : Non-Interconnected Zones : 100% renewable objective ;
    • Expertise : Sustainable Construction MOOC: a learning platform dedicated to green building ;
    • Worldwide : Energy efficiency in buildings: the advances of the PEEB programme.

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  • 23 September 2019


    Sustainable development goals for climate

    As a United Nations digital ambassador, Elyx helps you understand ten issues at the heart of the climate crisis, which concerns us all.

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  • 09 September 2019

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    Construction in tropical Climates

    In 2015, ADEME and its partners launched an international task force called Low Energy in Tropical Climate for Housing Innovation (LETCHI). It was formed to find solutions and optimize the energy efficiency and comfort of buildings and housing in tropical countries.

    Download "Construction in tropical climates - A network serving sustainable design"
  • 25 June 2019


    International newsletter n°49

    The European Union is a key international leader in the fight against climate change. From the '2020 energy-climate' pack to the climate and energy framework for 2030, the EU's objectives encourage member states to commit to strong policies to tackle climate change. These efforts have allowed them to reduce their carbon emissions by 2.5% between 2017 and 2018. However, it has been widely acknowledged since the Paris Agreement that the objectives set are not ambitious enough, that the implemented policies must be accelerated and that global ambition must be strengthened.

    In this edition :
    •  Focus : Spotlight on bio-based products
    •  Expertise : At the heart of the 3rd Industrial Revolution
    •  Worldwide : France-Japan : active cooperation in favour of the bioeconomy
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  • 22 May 2019


    Food waste : what's the situation?

    What do you exactly know about food waste?
    Why do we waste and how we could reduce it?

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  • 24 April 2019


    Urban Resources Management : making smart choices for the evolution of the city

    The URM approach aims to provide territories foresight and potential local opportunities identification to give decision-makers comprehensive and geo-localized evidence about anticipated and possible future change in resources consumption and needs, houses to renovate or build, citizens to host.

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  • 15 April 2019


    Summary of the IPCC report

    The Office for Climate Education proposes to school teachers a summary of the IPCC report with several activities to conduct in class.

    More information on the website
  • 07 March 2019

    Keywords : CLIMAT

    International newsletter n°48

    Focus - A second National Adaptation Plan for climate change
    The Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition launched a second National Adaptation Plan for climate change for 2018-2022. The aim is to kick-start a process of appropriation and mobilisation by local and economic actors.

    Expertise - Digital technology: smart city or sustainable city?
    Digital technologies have drastically altered our habits and are now transforming the way our cities function, with promises of a multimodal and integrated mobility, smart housing, innovative urban planning and sustainable energy and waste management. So, what do we really know about it?

    Worldwide - Mission Innovation: concrete results
    Mission Innovation aims to speed up public and private R&D investments in the field of clean energy. A preparatory meeting of Mission Innovation’s annual ministerial assembly planned for May was held in Santiago, Chile.

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  • 31 January 2019


    Launching of 2nd edition of the Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation Awards

    At the occasion of Africities Summit, organised by United Cities and Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) in Marrakech in november 2018, the French Agency for Environment and Energy Management, ADEME, has launched the 2nd edition of the Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation Awards.

    This concourse is organized in partnership with the Union for the Mediterranean, the Plan Bleu, the Agency for Sustainable Mediterranean Cities and Territories (AViTeM), in association with the Association of Mediteranean Agencies for energy management (MEDENER) and the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE).

    This concourse, open until the 20th of march 2019, aims at disseminating and promoting adaptation actions in rural, urban or coastal areas in the 3 following categories :
    • Category 1 “Developments, infrastructure and building”
    • Category 2 “Ecosystems and natural resources”
    • Category 3 “Methods for designing and implementing public policies”
    Applications close on march, 20th 2019.

    More information on the website
  • 22 January 2019

    Keywords : GUIDE

    Sustainable cities in the french overseas territories

    This handbook is for overseas project owners in all disciplines and regions, including those outside the Overseas Territories. It highlights the diversity of potential best sustainable development practice environments.

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  • 18 January 2019

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    Interview with Jacques Gamblin

    Jacques Gamblin is an author, actor and sailor. His involvement with Tara started when he recorded the narration for the first documentary on the Tara Pacific expedition. In this interview, he talks about his voyage aboard the schooner.

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  • 15 January 2019

    Keywords : ABSORPTION

    Education tool "The ocean and the plastic problem"

    Plastic waste are increasing in our oceans. This education tool created by Surfrider explains the causes and consequences of this pollution.

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  • 20 September 2018

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    World Forum For A Responsible Economy

    The 12th World Forum for a Responsible Economy is being organized around the theme of "the challenge of regions and cities". Back in Lille, the event is set for October 16, 17 & 18, 2018. Three days of projection into the economy of tomorrow. Mark your calendar!  October 16, 17 & 18, 2018 in Lille.

    Registrations open in September!

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  • 11 September 2018

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    The underside of my look

    What impacts do my clothes and shoes have on the planet ?

    Find out more by reading the "Underside of my Look".
  • 11 September 2018


    One Planet Summit 2018

    In December 2017, the President Macron, the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres, and the President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim launched the One Planet Summit to accelerate the implementation of the Paris agreement and engage public and private actors in the race against global warming. Facing the emergency of the ecological, social, and economic impacts of climate change, members of the One Planet Coalition called for concrete initiatives and solutions to address climate change through 12 international commitments.

    More about One Planet Summit in NYC
  • 11 September 2018

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    International symposium - Individual air pollution sensors : innovation or revolution?

    The Association for the prevention of atmospheric pollution, in partnership with the European federation of clean air and environmental protection associations and the PhysicoChemistry of combustion processes ans atmosphere laboratory are organising the two-day international symposium "Indidual air pollution sensors: innovation or revolution?". The event, which takes place on 29 and 30 November 2018 in Villeneuve d'Ascq (France) aims to explore the following topics:

    • "What would be the scientific or political implications if a majority of citizens were equipped with individual air pollutant sensors?" ;
    • "Dos the fact that citizens agree to wear these instruments go hand in hand with public and governement awareness?".

    ADEME is taking part in the event on 30 November during a round-table discussion on the links between individual air quality data, behaviour change and implementation of air quality practices.

    Find out more about the event

  • 05 September 2018

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    Global climate action summit: contribution to the Paris Agreement

    The 2 Investing Initiative, ADEME and COP are co-hosting the "Global climate action summit: contribution to the Paris Agreement" event on 11 September 2018, in San Fransisco. Many high-profile speakers will gather to discuss the financial sector's contribution to the Paris Agreement, scenario analysis, target-setting and the need for evidence to back up green marketing claims. ADEME will also introduce the Assessing low Carbon initiative during the event.

    Learn more about the Global climate action summit
  • 01 August 2018

    Keywords : ENERGIE

    What about helping a Climate and Energy study?

    The EU has adopted a number of targets on climate, energy and transport for 2020 and 2030 in order to achieve its long-term goal of a decarbonised, resource-efficient economy by 2050. The EEA is looking at ways to keep you informed about the progress that the EU and European countries are making to achieve these targets. We would like to get a better understanding of the topics which you find most interesting or relevant to your work, the type of information you are most interested in, and the best way to present this information.

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  • 27 July 2018

    Keywords : AIR AMBIANT

    Public consultation to support the fitness check of the EU Ambient air quality directives

    All individuals and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Its goals is to collect views from stakeholders on the level of awareness of air quality challenges in general and knowledge of the Ambient air quality directives' provisions in particular and on whether and how the Ambient air quality directives have contributed to improved air quality in Europe.

  • 26 July 2018


    The seductive power of single use plastics

    Still tricked by the seductive techniques of single use plastics charmers? Get ready to change: learn how to resist their attractive powers and enter more sustainable relationship with: cotton bud, cup, straw, plastic cutlery, plastic bag, plastic stick, plastic bottle...

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    Learn about EU action on plastics
  • 11 July 2018

    Keywords : DECHET

    World Cleanup Day 2018

    Millions of volunteers in a 150-country network will unite on 15 September to clean the world in a single day.
    Since 2008, nearly 20 million people from around the globe have joined the Let’s Do It! World movement. This movement connects and empowers citizens, companies and governments to clean up their countries of mismanaged waste. The idea grew out of a spontaneous national initiative in Estonia in 2008 when 4% of population came together to clean up the entire country in just five hours.

    Visit the World Cleanup Day's website for more information
  • 21 June 2018


    Nijmegen in Netherland awarded European Green Capital fit for Life

    The title of European Green Capital is awarded every year to a European city with over 100,000 inhabitants for its commitment to environmental, social and economic sustainability.

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  • 20 June 2018


    International newsletter n°45 - Clean technology: 2018 overview

    This edition covers the 2018 clean technology overview release during the 9th edition of the National Forum for Eco-Businesses on 29 March 2018 in Paris, the strategies that are implement to help meet a low carbon society. Finally, this edition covers The Climate Action Plans in Sub-Saharan Africa, set up by the European Commission in 2008, for 13 pilot cities.

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  • 12 June 2018


    Renewable Energy : the French expertise abroad

    The French Renewable Energy association and ADEME have launched the first interactive platform for French projects in the international renewable energy sector. This platform promotes projects across the world that showcase French expertise with renewable energy.

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  • 12 June 2018


    International newsletter n°44 : The International Solar Alliance

    This edition covers the the first summit of the International Solar Alliance, launched by India and France during COP21, the assessment of Investments for the Future Programme. Finally, this edition covers the dynamics of MEDENER, the Mediterranean Association of the National Agencies for Energy Conservation, concerning the expertise of its team to speedup the energy transition in the Mediterranean region. 

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