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, the Ministry for Energy Transition and the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research

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.


Here at ADEME – The French Agency for Ecological Transition – we are firmly committed to fighting global warming and the depletion of our natural resources. On all fronts, we mobilise citizens, economic actors and territories towards a fairer, more harmonious, low carbon and resource-efficient society. Whatever the field – energy, circular economy, food, mobility, air quality, adaptation to climate change, soils, etc. – we advise, facilitate and help finance many projects, from research to solutions sharing. At every level, our expertise and forecasting capacities serve to guide and inform public policies.

Organization & staff

With its head office in Angers, ADEME has almost 920 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;



€836 million in 2022

Number of employees

819 (30/06/2022)

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