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Programme of events

Tuesday 8 October

8:30 - 9:30 a.m
Welcome upon arrival
9:30 - 11:30 a.m
Plenary session 1 - What's at stake in carbon accounting ?

What is the place of GHG accounting in the context of international talks on combating climate change?
A survey of different international stances on this issue, and presentation of the carbon strategy adopted by major corporations and local authorities. This session will close with an overview of the first regulatory period (under article 75) in France.


Moderator: Valéry DUBOIS, journalist


• Carbon accounting in the framework of markets, territories, regulations and international negotiations
ADEME - Jean-Pierre TABET, national expert on climate change

 

• An overview of the progression of carbon accounting in France and abroad
OECD - Céline KAUFFMANN, chief economist

 

• Review of the first regulatory period, and outlook for the future
French Environment Ministry/Directorate General for Energy and Climate (DGEC) - Stéphanie CROGUENNEC, department head, Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

 

• Discussion: To what extent does carbon accounting influence corporate and local authorities’ strategy?
ORANGE - Jean-Manuel CANET, senior manager
City of Paris - Yann FRANCOISE, head, Climate-Energies Division

11:30 - 2:00 a.m
Forum

Booths presenting carbon-related professions, and cocktail luncheon

Exhibitors:
Association des Professionnels en Conseil Carbone (APCC)
Association Bilan Carbone (ABC)
Institut de Formation Carbone (IFC)
Carbone 4
ELIADIS
ADEME

A choice of four thematic workshops

2:00 - 3:45 p.m
Workshop 1: Sectoral approaches to bolster the quality of GHG assessments

In recent years sectoral methodological guidelines for quantifying GHG emissions have been developed in several activity sectors. In addition to appropriating the issues and methods and gaining insights from experience, the development of sectoral approaches helps improve the quality of GHG assessments, by ensuring consistent, relevant, complete, accurate and transparent reporting by entities in the same sector of activity.


Moderator: Frédéric BORDAGE – journalist, GREENIT.fr


• A historical overview of sectoral approaches
ADEME - Romain POIVET, engineer, Climate Department


• Appropriating the approach
PERIFEM (consumer retail distribution) - Sophie GILLIER, project officer

 

• Discussion on the need to appropriate methods and at what level -- branch, sector or job function?
PERIFEM – Sophie GILLIER
SOLVAY - Jean Philippe PERROT
Entreprises pour l’environnement (EPE) – Claire TUTENUIT, delegate general
Biens communs - Anne TISON


• Improving the quality of GHG assessments
SOLVAY (chemical industry) - Jean Philippe PERROT, Energy and Greenhouse Gas Reporting manager


• Discussion: How can sectoral methods help improve quality?
PERIFEM, SOLVAY, Entreprises pour l’environnement (EPE), Biens communs


• Recognising sectoral approaches
EPE - Claire TUTENUIT, delegate general


• Discussion: How should sectoral approaches be validated?
PERIFEM, SOLVAY, EPE, Biens communs

2:00 - 3:45 p.m
Workshop 2. Sharing French experience with international partners

A look at the interest shown by many countries for French tools and methodologies such as BEGES and Bilan Carbone®; the advantages that companies and local authorities have drawn from France’s experience in this field, and how the sharing and transfer of good practices builds a “win-win” situation of mutual enrichment for France and its international partners.


Moderator: Olivier PAPIN, ECIC consulting firm

 

• Adaptation and appropriation of the Bilan Carbone® method: from district to territory, the example of Toronto, Canada
Internat Energy Solutions - Nicolas NATH

 

• Functioning and advantages of the French GHG Assessment under a Territorial Energy & Climate Plan abroad the case of Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil
EnvirOconsult - Olivier DECHERF

 

• Elaborating a GHG assessment tool based on French methodology, a pilot project in Tunisia
Agence Nationale de la Maîtrise de l'Energie de Tunisie / Tunisia National Energy Management Agency (ANME) - Nejib OSMAN
ICARE - Boris BAILLY

 

• How does the French methodology fit in internationally?
  o Work on standards, survey and positioning of France
     AFNOR Normalisation – Laurence THOMAS
  o The launch of the ABC network: federating international expertise
     Association Bilan Carbone (ABC) - Caline JACONO

2:00 - 3:45 p.m
Workshop 3. What are good GHG assessments for action by local authorities?

This workshop is designed primarily for local authorities. It will cover the ways in  which GHG assessments can help authorities draw up action plans and determine their priorities for a territorial climate policy, with and emphasis on feedback and accounts of actual experience. Seeing how indirect emissions are integrated into the assessment, local authorities will be able to grasp the significance of consumer consumption in defining action plans. Participants in the workshop will have the opportunity to exchange their views on the complementary ways in which GHG assessments can be carried out, what can be gained by them, and their different strengths and particularities.

 

Moderator: Julien VINCENT – CITEPA, head, Energy & Industry Department

 

Part 1 – From assessment to action

 

• From territorial inventory to assessment of public services
Nantes Métropole - Tatiana LECOSSAIS, Public Services Integration Project

 

• From territorial carbon assessment to action plan
City of L’Haÿ-les-Roses - Sylvie BERLINE, city councillor for Energy and Sustainable Development
Jérôme NOBLE, Sustainable Development project officer

 

• A GHG assessment for an urban planning project
City of Melun - Eric DE OLIVEIRA, head, Urban Planning, Forward Studies and Environment Department


Part 2: A closer look at how consumer goods are reported in GHG accounting

 

• What’s at stake with reporting on consumer goods
Réseau Action Climat (RAC)

 

• Testimonials from local authorities
Angers Loire Métropole - Marie LEDOYEN, Energy-Climate project officer
Vallée de la Sarthe – Adeline CHARRE

 

• A project for an indirect emissions tool
ADEME Nord-Pas de Calais – Agnès JACQUES
Région Nord-Pas de Calais - Raphael VIAL

2:00 - 3:45 p.m
Workshop 4. Under what conditions can CO2 regulations spur innovation and generate added value for companies?

Article 75, European Union ETS, energy efficiency directive, Article 225 (RSE)… a wide range of regulatory requirements already in effect or to come, with which companies must comply. This workshop will analyse how compliance can generate competitive advantage for companies. First-hand accounts from the field will outline the various opportunities, leading into a discussion of ways to improve coordination between the different sets of regulations.

 

Moderator: Sylvie PADILLA – ADEME, head, Enterprises and Ecotechnology Department

 

• Overview of the main sets of regulations: synergy and potential improvements
ADEME - Sylvie PADILLA

 

• Feedback on experience in companies subject to several different sets of regulations
VINCI - Maxime TROCME, head, Environment and Scientific Affairs
OXYLANE (DECATHLON) - Emilie AUBRY, Environmental Project Manager

 

• Discussion of proposals for “optimising regulatory coordination”
  o Business points of view on ways to improve implementation
     GDF-SUEZ - Hervé CASTERMAN, director, Environment and Climate
     AIR LIQUIDE - Elodie GRASSET, head, Energy (France)

  o Outline of paths to articulation
     French Environment Ministry/Directorate General for Energy and
     Climate (DGEC) - Gilles CROQUETTE, head, Emissions, Forecasts,
     Modelling Pole

4:00 - 6:00 p.m
Plenary session 2 – Indirect emissions: keys to understanding constraints and opportunities

The constraints and opportunities associated with reporting indirect emissions in GHG assessments: costs vs. benefits, confidentiality of data, data collection, outside communication, etc.

 

Moderator: Valéry DUBOIS, journalist

 

• Elements for understanding the debate
CARBONE 4 – Jean-Marc JANCOVICI

 

• Discussion on SCOPE 3
KERING - Baptiste CASSAN-BAREL, head, Sustainable Development
BOUYGUES - Frédéric GAL, head, Sustainable Development at Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France
AIRBUS- Bruno COSTES, director, Environment, Public Relations
Communauté Urbaine de Strasbourg - Mikaël LUX, Energy Climate project officer

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Entertainment: “Atmosphere Atmosphere”

...The Master of Ceremonies attempts to selectively sort out “idées reçues” about global warming, greenhouse gases and renewable energy, but things rapidly heat up on the stage, and the show takes off, taking us into a different atmosphere… Planetary super heroes, spanning all the problems of this good old planet in one swoop of the wings, take us through the ozone layer to a history of the world, from the infinitely large to the infinitely small, and right into the heart of the MC, which is all a-simmer…
From here we explore his intimate relationship to nature, the eco-citizen who is slumbering within, who emerges, wonders, enjoys, doubts… and dreams!

 

Performed by Compagnie Spectabilis, coproduced with PNR Loire-Anjou-Touraine

 

Important! The audience for this performance is limited to 200 spectators.

Wednesday 9 October

Four thematic workshops

9:30 - 11:30 a.m
Workshop 5. Base Carbone®: pooling data and articulation with other databases

Confronted with the need for consistent data in carbon accounting, both national and international, ADEME has put its Base Carbone® multi-regulations database on line.  This collaborative tool is meant to become the unique point of entry for carbon accounting issues at ADEME. The ergonomics of the database have been improved since it was first posted in March 2012, and more than 250 data entries have been added, some 50 of which came from companies. In the wake of these first contributions a number of questions arise: Why is it useful for my institution to propose data? What quality is expected of this data? How do I go about submitting data? and more…

 

Moderator: Valéry DUBOIS, journalist

 

• General presentation of the Base Carbone® project: governance, regulatory features, data, its evolution and links to other work done by ADEME
ADEME - Thomas GOURDON, Base Carbone® project officer

 

• Presentation of new features of the web tool: documentation, search engine, website layout
ADEME - Charles MORAILLON, Base Carbone® project officer

 

• Survey of “equivalent” international databases
ADEME - Charles MORAILLON, Base Carbone® project officer

 

• Feedback on experience with the COFALEC contribution system - Emmanuel GUICHARD, secretary general
CARBONE CONSULTING - Vincent MARIEL, head, consulting firm

9:30 - 11:30 a.m
Workshop 6: Agriculture: assessments are not about CO2 alone!

Reporting GHGs for farming is not a simple matter: three main greenhouse gases, many emission sources dispersed across time and space, GHG emissions that are primarily nonenergy emissions (unlike other sectors of activity), and soil and biomass CO2 sinks. Overview of ways to mitigate agricultural emissions (cost/effectiveness) and tools available from ADEME.

 

Moderator: Anne DELETTRE, editor in chief, Campagnes & Environnement

 

• Farming and forestry emissions
ADEME - Thomas EGLIN, engineer, Agriculture and Forests Department

 

• Levers for action
ADEME - Audrey TREVISIOL, engineer, Agriculture and Forests Department
Testimonial from a farmer who practices agroforestry
Eric BOULERNE, farmer, Charente-Maritime
Testimonial from a farmer who practices methanation
Simon BECK, farmer, Yonne

 

• Presentation of ADEME tools for reporting agricultural emissions: ClimAgri®, Dia’terre®, GIS SOL, Agribalyse
ADEME - Audrey TREVISIOL, engineer, Agriculture and Forests Department

9:30 - 11:30 a.m
Workshop 7. Evaluating the carbon impact of action taken under Territorial Energy & Climate Plans (TECP)

There is a growing need to evaluate the carbon impact of mitigation action taken under Territorial Energy & Climate Plans, whether it be to justify or to guide climate policy decisions. What are the initial lessons to be drawn from evaluations already underway today? Are there specific methods for these evaluations?
Based on testimonials voluntarily contributed by local authorities, the workshop participants will exchange views and identify the expectations of the various stakeholders, as well as the methodological obstacles encountered. From this input they will jointly elaborate the steps and tools required to advance and amplify this work, and to achieve widespread adoption of carbon impact evaluations.

 

Moderator: Shafik ASAL - ECO2 Initiative

 

• Feedback on local authorities’ experience with evaluation and its implications
City of Grenoble - Delphine DEROBERT, project officer
Nantes Métropole - Vincent HURE, Energies Pole
Urban Development Agency for the St. Omer region - Tanguy BEUZELIN

 

• Issues in data availability and monitoring
Poitou-Charentes Regional Energy Climate Agency (AREC) - Hervé PHILIPPOT and Etienne DE PINS, project officers

 

• Evaluation of the GHG impact of a measure: presentation of ADEME’s methodology
ADEME - Fanny FLEURIOT, in charge of evaluation, Climate Department

 

• Testimonials and reactions from local authorities in the test phase of the ADEME methodology
Mulhouse Alsace Agglomération – Elsa DURET, Sustainable development project officer
Côtes d’Armor departmental government council - Ronan COLLOBERT, Climate-Energy project officer

 

• Discussion with audience on the proposed method

9:30 - 11:30 a.m
Workshop 8. From carbon reporting to a low-carbon economy: dream or reality?

Carbon reporting by major corporations has been subject to close extra-financial scrutiny by analysts in the last 12 years or so, with the stated objective of identifying climate-related risks linked to their business activity. What methods are used in these analyses? What are the interests of the banking sector, and who are the beneficiaries?

 

Moderator: Frédéric CHOME, founder, Factor X

 

• Current contributions of financial assets to GHG emissions
Hugues CHENET, scientific director, 2° Degrees Investing Initiative

 

• Who is interested in corporate GHG statements, and why?
KEPLER CHEVREUX - Erwan CREHALET, extra-financial analyst

 

• How and why is the banking sector interested in funded emissions?
Groupe Crédit Agricole - Jérôme COURSIER, head, Corporate Social Responsibility

 

• Carbon analysis of projects to be funded
Agence Française de Développement / French Development Agency (AFD) - Guillaume MEYSSONNIER, Operations Division

 

• Roundtable discussion
2 Degrees Investing Initiative; Groupe Crédit Agricole; AFD; KEPLER CHEVREUX

11:30 a.m - 2:00 p.m
Forum

Booths presenting carbon-related professions, and cocktail luncheon

Exhibitors:
Association des Professionnels en Conseil Carbone (APCC)
Association Bilan Carbone (ABC)
Institut de Formation Carbone (IFC)
Carbone 4
Réseau Action Climat France (RAC)
ELIADIS
ADEME

 

2:00 - 4:00 p.m
Plenary session 3
How reliable are carbon statements? Verification procedures in France and abroad

A number of international signals (CRC; MRV; Environment DG) remind us of the need to upgrade the quality and guarantees that back up carbon accounting. Moving beyond the communication purposes of carbon accounting, the debate on data verification for French accounting is now open. The need for confidence in carbon statements is strongly felt by all stakeholders – customers, suppliers, decision makers, NGOs, public authorities and investors alike. Which experiments have been successful, what do they involve, what are the pitfalls to be avoided?

 

Moderator: Valéry DUBOIS, journalist

 

• Overview of existing verification mechanisms
CDC Climat - Ian COCHRAN, project head

 

• Investors and the need for confidence in carbon statements
Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) - Steven TEBBE

 

• Mandatory or voluntary verification? who verifies what in the United States, and according to what criteria?
FUTURPAST - John C. SHIDELER, president (US verifier)

 

• Mandatory or voluntary verification for companies?
SANOFI, Bruno MARAVAL, Environment Energy Division

 

• Why report and verify in France? Why are local authorities taking an interest in verification?
Ronan DANTEC, Senator for Loire Atlantique, vice-president, Commission on Sustainable Development, Territorial Infrastructure and Land Use Planning