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Practice makes perfect: how road-testing the new ACT sector methodologies brings surprising benefits to companies

Practice makes perfect: how road-testing the new ACT sector methodologies brings surprising benefits to companies

The ACT initiative provided more than 100 companies with a confidential assessment of their climate strategy and with training on the methodology used through multiple road-test over the past 5 years free of charge. The individual report summarising key findings and recommendations was particularly appreciated to guide future company efforts towards their low-carbon transition. “The … Continued ...

The world is accelerating its climate ambition, but is the automotive sector speeding up or slowing down on decarbonisation?

The world is accelerating its climate ambition, but is the automotive sector speeding up or slowing down on decarbonisation?

  Comparing the 2019 and 2020 Climate and Energy Automotive Benchmarks. China, Japan, South Korea and the European Union are some of the world’s biggest car markets. One other thing they all now have in common is a commitment to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 or 2060. The second biggest car market in the world, … Continued ...

Utilities are not planning properly for the electricity system of the future: new ACT benchmark by WBA

Utilities are not planning properly for the electricity system of the future: new ACT benchmark by WBA

Transforming electricity systems is crucial to decarbonisation. In 2018, 62.9% of global electricity was still generated from fossil fuels, but low-carbon generation, particularly from wind and solar, is growing significantly. Excitingly, electrification can enable other high emitting sectors such as autos or heat to slash emissions, but only if emissions from electricity generation are reduced. … Continued ...

ACT Generic methodology: public consultation

ACT Generic methodology: public consultation

As all companies have their role to play in the low-carbon transition, the ACT initiative developed the ACT Generic methodology which aims to assess the readiness to transition to the low-carbon economy of multi-activity companies as well as companies operating in sectors that will not be covered by ACT sectoral methodologies (see Participate page). ACT … Continued ...

Electric Utility benchmark with ACT by WBA

Electric Utility benchmark with ACT by WBA

The World Benchmarking Alliance is using ACT methodologies to conduct its Energy and Climate Benchmark since 2019. The first benchmark was published in December for COP25 and ranked 25 most influent auto manufacturers using their ACT scores. On the July the 6th, WBA will release their new benchmark ranking 50 electric utilities companies based on … Continued ...

Oil & Gas, Transport and Cement companies: ACT call for volunteers

Oil & Gas, Transport and Cement companies: ACT call for volunteers

Last chance to join the group of pioneer companies from the Oil & Gas, Transport and Cement sectors road-testing the innovative ACT methodologies which assess the alignment of their low carbon strategy with sectoral decarbonisation pathways. Participating companies will benefit from a free assessment of their low carbon strategies conducted by consultants trained in ACT … Continued ...

New methodologies developments: call for volunteers

New methodologies developments: call for volunteers

The ACT initiative will launch sectoral methodologies development for the metal (iron and steel), agriculture and agro-food sectors as well as a generic methodology for conglomerate companies and companies operating in sectors that will not be covered by ACT methodologies (see sign up/consultation page for the list of sectors). This is a unique opportunity to … Continued ...

Public consultations

Public consultations

ACT – Assessing low Carbon Transition methodologies for Cement, Oil & Gas and Transport sectors are open for public consultation. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the only international initiative of the UNFCCC secretariat Global Climate Agenda developing sectoral methodologies as an accountability framework to assess how companies’ strategies and actions contribute to … Continued ...

Methodologies roadtest

Methodologies roadtest

The ACT initiative is launching the road-test of the ACT methodologies (Assessing low-Carbon Transition) for Cement, Oil & Gas and Transport (transport operators and providers of transport services, for passengers and goods) sectors. This road-test will allow participating companies to benefit from a free assessment of their climate strategies, completed by an ACT-trained consultant, and … Continued ...

Companies are central to the transformation of society
and have a key role to play in the transition to the low carbon economy.

Conscious of the current paradigm shift and desiring to play a role in it, thousands of companies mobilised during COP21 to make robust commitments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and to transform their business model.
To continue to move forward and adopt increasingly ambitious long term emissions pathways, putting us on the path towards 1.5/ 2ºC, in the spirit of transparency and trust that characterised the Paris Agreement, it is essential we are able to assess the credibility of corporate climate strategies and the consistency of their commitments. This is what ACT’s holistic and sector-based assessment methodologies offer. This remarkable and highly promising tool, deserves that as many companies as possible adopt it, implement it and refine it, for it to eventually become a real driver of change.

Laurence Tubiana Climate Champion

WHAT IS THE ACT INITIATIVE?

CO2 emissions have increased by 1000% during the last century. It is critical that we reverse this pattern.

Carbon accounting has become a must for organizations mindful of the climate impact of their activities. However, practices in accounting and disclosing GHG emissions are different from one company to another and global emissions are still growing. We will take a holistic view of a company’s operational impacts and dependencies, as well as of its supply chain. The ultimate goal is to drive action by companies and put them on a 2°C compatible pathway.

The ACT – Assessing low-Carbon Transition® initiative assesses how ready an organization is to transition to the low-carbon economy using a future-oriented, sector specifïc methodology. It is the natural next step to bring accountability to the growing number of actions that organizations are taking to tackle climate change.

Since the pilot project launched in 2015 by the founders – ADEME and CDP – ACT has received the backing of companies, investors and government departments

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Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Glass, Aluminium

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Bpifrance Decarbonisation accelerator launch

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French recovery plan: subsidies for SMEs to use ACT methodologies

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