At the time of the COP21 conference countries published their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) statements, outlining their trajectories to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. This marked a significant step forward by public authorities and governments to set up a strategy to mitigate climate change. Carbone 4 drafted the INDC for Gabon.
More broadly, many local territorial authorities are taking action on climate change into their own hands: they are committed to reducing the carbon footprint of their territory (e.g. the Covenant of Mayors, C40 Cities etc.) and to adopting strategies to adapt to climate change.
At each territorial scale, implementation of the energy transition means reinventing interaction between public entities, the private sector and other local stakeholders, to identify and foster new synergy, fertilize new thinking and give new impetus to action.
The knowledge and experience acquired by Carbone 4 in strategic support for the energy transition is at the service of local authorities, governments and public bodies. The experience offers a global and cross-cutting approach, strong skills in developing local scenarios, and constant innovation in the design of operational tools to assist decision-making.
Local authorities and governments
Carbone 4 develops decision-making tools and assists local authorities as they set up their energy transition action.
- How do I initiate action to promote a circular economy in my territory?
- How can infrastructure projects be guided to build a sustainable territory?
Carbone 4 has conducted many assignments for public bodies to help them contribute to the energy transition.
- What are the carbon impacts and climate vulnerability of projects financed by the public entity?
- How can all the skills and job functions of an organization be harnessed to draw up an energy and environmental transition strategy?
- What methodology should be used to harmonize accounting and reporting of indirect greenhouse gas emissions for a territory?
Carbone 4 works with government authorities to guide public policy on the energy transition.
- What priorities for action to mitigate and adapt to climate change, should be highlighted in national action pledges?
- Who really pays for the financing of renewable electricity?
- How can a low carbon value chain be developed, for instance wood building materials, in ways that optimize economic and environmental gains?
Carbone 4 offers instructional modules at all levels of schooling, from elementary schools to MBA programmes.
- Introduction to energy and climate issues
- Sectoral energy and climate stakes
- Training in the Bilan Carbone® method
Carbone 4 works with not-for-profit groups to develop action to raise awareness of the energy transition in general audiences.
- On-line tools and serious games to raise awareness
- How can I shrink my personal carbon footprint?