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Territory: climate plan


Article 75 of the Grenelle 2 Act, which renders mandatory GHG inventories, also obliges local and regional authorities (collectivities) with over 50,000 inhabitants to carry out a PCET (Plan Climat Energie Territoire - Territorial Climate & Energy Plan).

Genuine territorial projects for sustainable development, PCETs are also frequently implemented by territories on a voluntary basis, just as GHG inventories may be implemented by companies on a voluntary basis.

The PCET constitutes an opportunity for companies, whether or not they are subject to the obligation of carrying out a GHG inventory. Naturally associated with the process as stakeholders in the economic life of the territory, they thereby have the possibility to promote their present and future actions with regard to energy management and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. In particular, through involvement in a collective approach, they can extend their reach beyond their own individual strategies, become involved in the choices concerning territorial development (e.g., transport possibilities, infrastructures, urban development, etc.), and thereby glean their own individual benefits.

Below you will find the list of the main sources of information for carrying out your Territory GHG inventory in the framework of a PCET:


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2607 validated emission factors
1863 published GHG inventories
18 sector guides