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.
EDP – Energias de Portugal
EDP is a vertically integrated utility company, with presence in 16 countries, in 4 continents. With more than 11,600 employees, EDP has operational activities in power generation, distribution and supply of electricity (Portugal, Spain and Brazil) and gas supply (Portugal and Spain). More recently, EDP entered the transmission business in Brazil. Through its subsidiary EDP Renewables, EDP is also one of the largest wind power operators worldwide, with on-shore wind farms in Europe, North and South America and developing off-shore wind projects in the UK, France and the USA. Additionally, EDP generates power from photovoltaic plants in Portugal, Romania and the USA. Almost 70% of our energy is produced from renewable resources.
Throughout its 40 years of history, EDP has been building a relevant presence in the world energy scene. EDP supplies electricity to 9.8 million customers and gas to 1.6 million customers. In 2018, the company generated about 72 TWh of electricity worldwide, of which 66% from renewable energy sources and, by year end, had an installed capacity of 27.2 GW (74% renewable).
EPAL is the company responsible for the delivery of water to households in the capital where it has around 350,000 clients. In terms of its “upstream” operations, EPAL supplies water to 35 municipalities on the north bank of the river Tagus and, since 2015, delegated management responsibility for the multi-municipal water supply and sanitation systems of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, set up on 29th May by decree-law no. 94/2015, which integrates 86 municipalities and a population of around 3.8 million inhabitants in a territorial area making up 33% of mainland Portugal.
Adaptation Scotland supports organisations, business and communities to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Adaptation Scotland is a programme funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by sustainability charity Sniffer.
AVE – Environmental Management and Energy Recovery
AVE – Environmental Management and Energy Recovery, S.A. has the purpose of waste management for material or energy recovery by the cement industry using co-processing method. Its a process that ensures a definitive, adequate, safe, environmentally sustainable and economically competitive destination for various types of waste. Consists of using wastes as alternative fuels in cement kilns and / or as secondary raw materials in the cement production.
Along the past 13 years Co-processing was responsible for the treatment of 7.5 million tonnes of alternative fuels and raw materials and prevented the emission of 2.8 million tonnes of CO2 and the use of 1.7 million tonnes of petcoke.
Climate-fit.city translates the best scientific climate data into relevant information for public and private actors operating in cities across a range of different sectors. That means the use of information to optimize a city emergency planning, to better protect Europe’s cultural heritage, or to provide urban planners accurate information where to build parks, green areas, bike lines or how to design buildings that are future proof.
World Adaptation Science Programme
Making science work for climate adaptation
The World Adaptation Science Programme (WASP) has five core partners, which include the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Green Climate Fund (GCF). It is hosted by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). The WASP has an international panel with a multi-stakeholder governance structure consisting of a Management Group, a Science Committee, and a Policy and Finance Committee.
The overall aim of the World Adaptation Science Programme is to promote science for climate change adaptation policy and action.