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, …).
Visit the Resource Centre for GreenHouse Gas Accounting.
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.