ADEME is active in the implementation of public policy in the areas of the environment, energy and sustainable development. ADEME provides expertise and advisory services to businesses, local authorities and communities, government bodies and the public at large, to enable them to establish and consolidate their environmental action. As part of this work the agency helps finance projects, from research to implementation, in its areas of action. ADEME supports four vocations :
- developing knowledge: ADEME organizes and contributes to the financing of research and innovation and to establishing and coordinating observation systems to better understand how industries are changing;
- convincing and mobilising: Because public information and awareness are essential to the success of environmental policies, ADEME implements communication campaigns to change mindsets, behaviours and purchasing and investment practices;
- advising: ADEME acts in an advisory capacity to direct the decisions of actors in society and the economy, establishing tools and methods that suit their needs. Direct dissemination via expert advisers is a major way in which it provides its expertise;
- assisting with implementation: ADEME provides graduated financial support and promotes the implementation of regional and national references.
The Ademe’s areas of intervention are : waste, land and polluted soils, climate and energy, air and noise, cross-functional action (sustainable production and consumption, sustainable cities and territories).