Support and mobilise

To tackle the climate challenge, there is an urgent need to act. ADEME supports and mobilises all stakeholders: citizens, business stakeholders, territories and researchers in order to accelerate the ecological transition. Our approach includes advice, financial support, territory certifications, publication of guides and training.

In this page :


Local authorities, spearheading the ecological transition

In touch with local realities, we support local authorities in their climate-air-energy, circular economy and planning & development strategies through a number of programmes and certifications. The goal is to help them to become sustainable, attractive territories that are leaders in eco-responsible behaviours.

Offer to local authorities

Find the most appropriate support for your projects

Consult our brochure “ADEME’s offer to local authorities (in French)

The SARE programme (Energy Renovation Support Service): €200 million over 3 years to support citizens in renovating their homes

ADEME runs the SARE programme (Energy Renovation Support Service). It aims to massively increase the number of efficient renovation works in buildings for individuals and professionals. It involves information and support actions throughout the territory.  

The SARE programme is co-funded by Energy Saving Certificates (ESCs) and by 26 volunteer local authorities: the Associate Holders. It is linked to the deployment strategy of the “France Rénov’ ” network of advice centres, run and managed by Anah since 1 January 2022.

More about the SARE (Service d’accompagnement à la rénovation énergétique) (In French)

The ‘Territory committed to the ecological transition’ certification

Through this programme, comprising of two labels: Climate-Energy-Air (previously Cit’ergie) and Circular Economy, we provide support to local authorities and to EPCIs (public institutions for intercity cooperation) in the management of their actions in terms of renewable energies, sustainable mobility, responsible consumption and energy performance of buildings. Following a pre-diagnosis phase, it is time for action, and ultimately, the awarding of a label.

Go to the “Territory committed to the ecological transition” website (In French)

321
local authorities

involved in the ‘Territory Committed to Ecological Transition’ programme

+100%
increase in the share

of renewable energy purchases in Vire-Normandie and the Seine-Eure urban area

90%
of the public road

network in Lorient is equipped for bicycles

With the Climate-Energy-Air label, we create a new collective culture and define realistic objectives in response to climate challenges.”

Armelle Gegousse, Deputy to youth, citizenship and ecological transition for the town of Ploemeur

Businesses, supporting a new mode of production and consumption

We help economic and industrial stakeholders of all sizes to save resources and energy and to engage in production methods based on the circular economy. All under realistic technical, economic and social feasibility conditions. 

Offer to companies

Find the most appropriate support for your projects

Consult our brochure “ADEME’s offer to companies” (in French)

+ 15000
business

supported since 2014

2.3
billion

of future investments contracted with companies

€ 200
millions

dedicated to the ‘Decarbonisation of industry’ segment of the ‘France Relance’ recovery plan

Investing in ecological transition means placing your company in a perspective of short-term optimisation and long-term sustainability of your activities.”  

Guillaume Crézé, Coordinator of the enterprise mobilisation unit  

Helping micro-enterprises and SMEs to commit to the ecological transition

In order to amplify the move to action by economic actors, ADEME has developed technical, methodological and financial systems intended for micro-enterprises and SMEs. For example, the “Diag Eco-Flux” with Bpifrance helps micro-enterprises to quickly achieve sustainable savings, by reducing their consumption of energy, materials, water and waste production.

Eight new schemes, such as Green Loan, were launched in 2020, in partnership with Bpifrance. In addition, the “Coq Vert [Green Rooster]”, the network of entrepreneurs committed to the climate, promotes the ‘Volontariat Territorial en Entreprise’ programme, a national scheme to facilitate the recruitment of young talent in SMEs and intermediate-sized companies.

How to join the ACT programme? 

253 companies have already joined the ACT (Assessing Low Carbon Transition) volunteer programme. Discover them and give a boost to your energy transition approach.

Go to the “Act initiative” website (in French)

Giving individuals the means to act

The transition also involves raising awareness and changing people’s behaviour. In all aspects of their daily lives, we make it easier for individuals to take action and help them in their decision-making, for example, in terms of energy renovation, the choice of green electricity or digital habits… We provide them with practical guides, directories of contributors, events in partnership, etc. We also encourage the development of citizen projects.

58%
of French people think that significant changes to our lifestyles are necessary to limit climate change. 

For individuals

Discover the space dedicated to individuals on our platform “Action toward the ecological transition”

Access our website for individuals (in French)

Our training catalogue to support the move to action

ADEME Training is intended for professionals employed by local authorities and companies to support their upskilling on the ecological transition. In conjunction with our partners, we offer a catalogue of very concrete training courses, for example on the circular economy, the local industrial economy or the support for behaviour change.

Go to the ADEME training site (in French)