Since 2012, on the basis of international standards (ISO 14064-1) and years of experience in voluntary carbon accounting via the French Bilan Carbone® method, French regulation require nearly 5,000 organizations to carry out a GHG assessment. To support them, ADEME provides a resource centre where you can find:
- the Base Carbone®, a database of emission factors, with governance shared with all the relevant stakeholders;
- the platform for publishing the GHG assessment of all organizations, whether mandatory or voluntary, making their reporting publicly available
- the methodological resources for doing so (sector guides, method for quantifying actions, drawing up an action plan, …).
THE ADVANTAGES OF CARBON FOOTPRINT IN FRANCE
GHG regulations provide a common set of requirements and commit organizations to a low-carbon strategy. This regulation has been developed in consultation with all the stakeholders: companies, local authorities, etc., to involve them. Even if it is currently not very restrictive (scope 1 and 2 only), discussions are underway to broaden the scope, in line with the 14064-1 of 2018.