ACT Assessing Low-Carbon Transition

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Name of initiative ACT Assessing Low-Carbon Transition
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative Yes
Website address
Related initiatives
Starting year 2015
End year
Secretariat ADEMA and CDP are co-founders.

Contacts: Lisa Bertrand, ADEME, e-mail:, phone: +33 (0)2 41 20 43 30

Esther Stoakes, CDP, e-mail:

Organisational structure The validation procedure for a section methodology is the following:

1) The Board decide to extend the ACT assessment to a ne sector triggered by a third-party formal request. 2) The Board establisd a Technical Working Group (TWG) of experts an representative stakeholders. 3) The TWG develop a methodology. 4) The methodology is submitted for review by the Council and public consultation. 5) The Board validates the methodology

Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation ACT
Type of lead organisation Other intergovernmental organization
Location/Nationality of lead organisation France


Description The ACT Initiative measures a company's alignment with a future low-carbon world. All information gathered is consolidated into a rating, which provides an overall metric of the low-carbon alignment for a company.
Objectives The goal is to drive action by companies and encourage businesses to move to a well below

2°C compatible pathway.

Activities Have developed Methodologies for Automobile transportation, Electric Utilities, The Retail sector, and the Building sector (both Construction and Real Estate).
One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Sustainable Development Impact:
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Function of initiative Implementation
Activity of initiative Technical operational implementation (ex-post)
Goals Methodologies are developed for companies to measure their level of ambition of the climate strategy is analysed against the low-carbon benchmark relevant for the company, as well as the actions that the company effectively takes in response to this strategy.
Comments on indicators and goals Companies are assessed using the following framework:

1. What is the company planning to do? 2. How is the company planning to get there? 3. What is the company doing at present? 4. What has the company done in the recent past? 5. How do all these plans and actions fit together?

Based on the assessment an ACT rating is made that comprise: a) A performance score from 1 (lowest) to 20 (highest), b) A narrative score from E (lowest) to A (highest), c) A trend score as either "+" for improving, "-" for worsening, and "=" for stable. The highest possible score is therefore:"20,A,+"

How will goals be achieved
Have you changed or strenghtened your goals
Progress towards the goals
How are you tracking progress of your initiative
Available reporting You can find overall descriptions and all the sector methodologies on


Participants Number Names
Members 135  
Companies 135 According to the web-site 11 February 2020
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 6 ClimateCHECK,  European Investment Bank (EIB),  2 Degree Investing Initiative,  Climate-KIC,  Fonds Francais pour l'Environnement Mondial (FEEM),  EU-life.
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 12 June 2020 12:19:52

Not only have national states as participators