ADEME - French Agency for Ecological Transition | France

Identity Sheet

Date of creation

1992 : Merger between AFME (French Energy Management Agency), ANRED (National Waste Agency) and AQUA (National Air Quality Agency).

Tutelage and Ministry

French Ministry of the Ecological Transition and the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation

Institution status

National governmental agency


The Environment and Energy Management Agency is responsible for implementing public policies in the areas of the environment, energy, circular economy and sustainable development.


ADEME provides expertise and advisory services to businesses, local authorities and communities, government bodies and the public at large, to enable them to establish and consolidate their environmental action. As part of this work the agency helps finance projects, from research to implementation, in its areas of action.

Since 2010, ADEME has been responsible for implementing “Investments for the Future” programmes, which are dedicated to financing for green innovations, by supporting pre-industrial experiments and projects involving renewable energy and “green” chemistry, carbon-free vehicles, smart networks and circular economy.

Organization & staff

With its head office in Angers, ADEME has over 1,000 employees split between:

  • 3 central departments sites in Angers, Paris and Valbonne;
  • 17 regional divisions, 13 in metropolitan France and 4 in overseas France, which linked 26 implantations across the country;
  • 3 representative bodies in overseas territories;
  • 1 office in Brussels.



€721 million in 2020

Number of employees

868 (31/12/2019)

See the organisational structure 



Arnaud Leroy President

Philippe Masset Director Europe and International Affairs

Thierry Méraud Bilateral and regional cooperation department

Medener contacts

Alicia Tsitsikalis Project Manager Mediterranean region

Contact information

Mailing address
Direction Europe et International
Agence de la Transition Ecologique

155 bis avenue Pierre Brossolette
92120 Montrouge

Millions (2019, INSEE)
Energy consumption
2,3 TEP / Habitant
Tonnes CO2 equivalent
11,2 tCO2
en 2018
tCO2 / inhabitant