Our support programme
Through a network of experts and a “one-stop-shop” support service, one of the main objectives of the Climate Action Accelerator is to empower emblematic organisations to at least halve their emissions by 2030.
To achieve this, our support programme includes guidance to our partners in elaborating:
Our support programme
A strategic commitment
Support in understanding the implications of the climate challenge and its impacts on populations, and setting science-based targets that correspond to this urgency.
A carbon footprint assessment
Methodological and technical support to partners for the initial carbon footprint measurement, and for the implementation of a long-term carbon footprint measurement and monitoring system adapted to their activities and respecting international reference standards (Greenhouse Gas Protocol).
A decarbonisation roadmap
Support partners over a period of 6 to 12 months through a state-of-affairs assessment, collaborative workshops, identification of solutions, modelling of a trajectory and intermediate targets to be deployed by 2030, as well as cost estimates.
A system of continuous improvement
Technical support to partners by providing access to tools and training to help implement solutions in the priority areas of procurement of goods and services, freight, travel, energy and buildings, waste, food and digital.
A radical level of awareness
Reflecting on the implications of the climate challenge first requires acknowledging the historical scale of the ecological crisis, its systemic dimension, its impacts on people and the universal responsibility that it entails. The wake-up call caused by this radical awareness is the precondition for any action.
The responsibility to play a leading role in reducing environmental degradation can no longer be “morally offset” by the noble cause of saving lives. The sector must become part of the solution to decarbonise by 2050. If emissions are not brought down to net zero by then, the science basically says it’s game over.
Simple alternatives exist
Acting coherently without compromising one’s social mission is part of one’s responsibility and accountability towards the populations one seeks to support, as well as towards a universal duty.
Once an organisation has acknowledged the climate crisis and the impact on its beneficiaries, and has raised awareness internally and at the highest-level of management, a strategic commitment that rallies the whole entity and aligns the organisation’s actions naturally follows. From awareness comes commitment, and from strong commitment comes concrete action.