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Towards low carbon cities: TCEP and Bilan Carbone® approach

Posted by Low Carbon City in Asia on June 13, 2010

To assist companies, administrations and local authorities in their pursuit of fighting against climate change, the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) has developed methodologies and tools – TCEP (Territorial Climate and Energy Plan) and the “Bilan Carbone®” (Carbon Assessment tool).

What does the TCEP aim to do?:

 The TCEP has three main objectives: First, mitigation of GHG emissions and reducing the territories’ vulnerability to climate change. TCEP developed by ADEME for the local actors consists of tools for evaluating GHG emissions and in identifying the path to progress. Secondly, it helps them in developing action plans based on the identified paths and their policies related to urban planning and management, transport, housing, etc. Thirdly, it provides for sharing information and mobilizing local population for action towards climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Role of Bilan Carbone® tool:

ADEME’s emissions accounting model, Bilan Carbone®(Carbon Balance) method, serves as a tool to calculate the GHG emissions to assess the direct and indirect emissions produced by the different activities of all the stakeholders in a territory. The 6th version of the tool was launched in May 2009.

The Bilan Carbone® module is made up of a series of spreadsheets, with associated utility manuals. A main Excel spreadsheet is used to calculate emissions, compare emissions between different years and assess the potential of various emission reduction actions. The associated utilities assist users in calculating the emissions in road transport, the cooling gas leaks from refrigeration and air conditioning systems, and simulating “what is at stake economically” over the entire range of activities studied. Over 2,000 Bilan Carbone® diagnostics have been conducted in France and being adapted in the rest of the world.

To get more information on Bilan Carbone®

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