France 2024 Climate Scorecard Award: François Boisleux

France 2024 Climate Scorecard Award: François Boisleux

Climate Scorecard’s 2024 Government Climate Leadership Award is presented to a country official who has done the most to reduce emissions in their country’s government over the past year. Below is a copy of the letter sent to each nominee and why they were chosen to receive this award.

France 2024 Climate Scorecard Award:

François Boisleux, Technical and Scientific Coordinator in the Adaptation, Development, and Low Carbon Trajectories Directorate of the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME)

Cher Monsieur François Boisleux,

Climate Scorecard was formed in 2015 by two concerned climate change advocates — Ron Israel, Director of the Global Citizens’ Initiative, and Lois Barber, Director of the environmental advocacy group EarthAction. The organization is committed to tracking the ability of leading greenhouse gas emitting countries to commit to and develop plans for achieving short-term (by 2030) and long-term (by 2050) emission reduction targets. Each month, a team of young environmental researchers and advocates compiles a report on efforts related to climate change mitigation in 20 leading greenhouse gas-emitting countries. These monthly Country Spotlight Reports also rate the status of current efforts using a four-star rating system and contain an advocacy message aimed at changing the practices of those responsible for the activity described in the monthly report.

This month, Climate Scorecard’s Country Managers are announcing an award to an Official or Organizational Unit that has done the most to reduce emissions in their country’s government over the past year. To that end, Climate Scorecard would like to nominate you as the technical and scientific coordinator in the Adaptation, Development, and Low Carbon Trajectories Directorate of the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) to receive this award on ADEME’s behalf.

France’s diverse officials and organizational units have been actively working to reduce emissions. One of the most prominent entities is the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME), which significantly coordinates efforts to combat climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in France.

ADEME has played a significant role in reducing emissions in France over the past year through various initiatives and programs including but not limited to:

  1. Promoting Renewable Energy by supporting and coordinating the development and deployment of renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, and hydroelectric power. This involves funding, technical assistance, and incentives for nationwide renewable energy projects.
  2. Promoting Energy Efficiency Programs and measures in various sectors, including buildings, industry, and transportation. This includes initiatives to improve building insulation, upgrade industrial processes, and promote energy-efficient appliances and vehicles.
  3. Supporting Transportation Initiativesto encourage the use of cleaner transportation options, such as electric vehicles (EVs) and public transportation, including the expansion of EV charging infrastructure, providing incentives for EV purchases, and promoting sustainable transportation practices.
  4. Supporting Waste Managementinitiatives aimed at reducing methane emissions from landfills, promoting recycling and composting, funding waste management infrastructure upgrades, and public awareness campaigns.
  5. Championing Research and Innovationprojects aimed at developing new technologies and solutions for reducing emissions across various sectors and supporting ideas from research institutions, startups, and technology demonstrations.

Climate Scorecard is particularly eager to watch ADEME’s action on the international scene in the coming years. Ecological transition is a global strategic priority. As the public agency for the ecological transition in France, ADEME has integrated the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into its 2020-2023 Objectives and Performance Contract (COP). Climate Scorecard wants to see how this critical effort will be carried into this year and beyond.

Thank you, and congratulations on your nomination.


Liana Mehring                                                                  Ron Israel
France Country Manager                                               Climate Scorecard Co-Founder

Works Cited

Ademe on the International Scene. The French Agency for Ecological Transition, 15 Jan. 2024,,research%20results%20and%20best%20practices.

Safdie, Stephanie. Emissions Categories: All You Need to Know in 2024Greenly, 13 Dec. 2023,


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