In France, annual expenditure on financing climate investments and co-financing those of households and companies amounts to around €30 billion from the State and €5 billion from local authorities. This public funding is essential to enable these actors to deal with new regulations or rising energy costs. The challenge, in France as elsewhere, is to ensure that this public funding is effective, available in sufficient quantity, and more generally that all public finance is consistent with climate change mitigation and adaptation objectives.
I4CE provides figures and analyses of public financing to public decision-makers and all stakeholders, to help them align the budgets of the State, local authorities and the European Union with the climate goals. The Institute also develops budget management tools, such as the green budget, which it distributes free of charge to local authorities and internationally.