1992 : Merger between AFME (French Energy Management Agency), ANRED (National Waste Agency) and AQUA (National Air Quality Agency).
French Ministry of the Environment, Sustainable Development and Energy and the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research
National governmental agency
The Environment and Energy Management Agency is responsible for implementing public policies in the areas of the environment, energy and sustainable development.
ADEME provides expertise and advising to businesses, local authorities and communities, government bodies and the general public to help them establish and consolidate their environmental approach. As a part of its work, it also provides assistance with project financing, from research to implementation, in the following areas: waste management, soil preservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy, air quality and the fight against noise pollution.
Since 2010, ADEME has been responsible for implementing “Investments for the Future” programmes (also known as “Programme of Investments for the Future”), 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.
26 regional branches, three offices in France’s overseas territories, 1 office in Brussels
€705 million in 2014
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