Project “The EpE ZEN 2050 study”

Association Française des Entreprises Pour l'Environnement (EPE)

The French association Entreprises pour l’Environnement (EpE), created in 1992, is a group of more than forty French and international large companies from all sectors of the economy, who work together to better integrate environment into both their strategies and their day-to-day management.

EpE analyses and plans ahead environmental issues with a think tank approach.The association also helps to step up the business world’s involvement by exchanging knowledge and best practice on environmental issues.

To this end, in 2017 it launched a major study, “the EpE ZEN 2050 study”, to portray French society with net-zero emissions (ZEN) by 2050, as advocated in the Paris Agreement signed in 2015. “The EpE ZEN 2050 study” raises a number of questions: How do the French live in a decarbonised economy? How do they move? Which transformations will be necessary in each economic sectors? What will be the conditions of success?

Although different economic sectors now have a long-term roadmap as to their climate strategy, French economy must involve as a whole to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

Supported by the Michelin Corporate Foundation, “the EpE ZEN 2050 study” aims to develop a global analysis of the impacts of changes from one sector to another, and to identify short-term success conditions in order to achieve carbon neutrality.

This study, with its new approach and scope, has already mobilised many companies, sector experts, economists and sociologists.

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