Use the levers of green and carbon financing to finance your projects effectively

Businesses and industries, SUEZ Consulting's teams help you identify and mobilize the relevant financial mechanisms to meet the investment requirements of your projects. We include the new levers of green and carbon financing.
Your challenges

Effective positioning to attract the attention of financial backers

Many public and private financing mechanisms exist to contribute to your investment vehicles. The opportunities are increased by the France Relance national plan, a roadmap for the economic, social and ecological reconstruction of France.

One of the three parts of the plan focuses on ecology and the energy transition, with a 30 billion euro budget and several goals: to accelerate the energy transition, to promote sustainable growth and to turn France into the first major low-carbon economy in Europe. Making industry and energy carbon-free, research and development in green technologies and renovating buildings for energy efficiency are central to this part of the plan.

Identifying, understanding and benefiting from these measures can be complex and time-consuming.

SUEZ Consulting's teams have developed specific expertise in assisting industrial players who want to position their projects in this new green financial ecosystem.

Success in obtaining public financial aid or in exploiting the mechanisms for valuing projects' positive impacts on the climate (energy savings, reduced and avoided emissions) depends to a large extent on the support provided to the project developers by institutions and certifying bodies. To bring out the strong points of a project, our teams pay particular attention to upstream analysis, mobilizing financing mechanisms and soliciting the relevant financial backers.
Our support methodology

Three phases of support

We offer a methodology of support in three steps:
  1.    Analysis of the project
    • Exchange of information under confidentiality agreement
    • Identifying the positive impacts of the project on the environment and how it interacts with local communities (socio-environmental benefits)
    • Drawing up a "Pitch it" type of project presentation
  2.    Contacting the different establishments
    • Mapping out potential establishments
    • Drawing up the "strategy & coms" plan
    • Public financial aid (water agencies, local authorities, ADEME, FEDER)
    • Private aid (Energy Savings Certificates, carbon credits and France Carbone)
  3.    Preparing the documentation
    • Preparing the documents required for subsidies or certification
    • Follow-up of the application throughout the entire procedure

Two types of support possible: on a fixed-fee or "success fee" basis.
Focus on Green and Carbon Finance

Use green and carbon financing levers for your projects

Green finance covers all financial operations and tools that promote the ecological transition and fight climate change.

You can rely on our teams to identify the most suitable green finance tools and carry out all the stages of preparing the documentation:
  • Multi-scale identification of green finance and carbon finance levers:
    • Obligation mechanisms, including carbon taxes and regulatory markets (e.g. EU-ETS);
    • Incentive mechanisms, such as voluntary markets and carbon offsetting for international projects (Gold Standard / VERRA certifications) or in France (Low Carbon Label);
    • Energy Savings Certificates (ESC);
    • etc.
  • Validating the eligibility of installations and system processes;
  • Evaluating potential subsidy volumes and financing;
  • Securing and controlling the integration of carbon finance in project business plans;
  • Support for the preparation of documents and studies

Planned support for the financial valuation of reduced and avoided GHG emissions

Our carbon finance team is assisting the Meknes local authority, via the entity SUEZ Atlas, in the certification of carbon credits from greenhouse gas emissions reduced and avoided by the Greenlandfill project in Meknes, Morocco.

Because of the size of the existing landfill, it is no longer possible to treat all the waste on site, and the existing biogas capture systems capture only a small quantity of biogas which is currently not being recovered. Methane in the biogas generated by waste in landfills is a major greenhouse gas. The rehabilitation project for the Meknes landfill site in Morocco, led by SUEZ Atlas, predicts a high rate (>70%) of biogas capture and energy recovery from methane. The methane captured will be recovered up to 65ktCO2eq.year.

In addition to waste management, the project includes many socio-environmental benefits such as increased leachate treatment capacity, creation of a cooperative for the ragpickers stabilizing their income and working conditions, the restoration of biodiversity on site, and recycling and recovery of compost.

SUEZ Consulting supports SUEZ Atlas in the certification of its carbon credits via the Gold Standard label, whose methodologies guarantee transparency, project quality and contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs 6, 7, 11 and 13). The financial valuation of carbon credits on the voluntary offset market will support investment for the project, with the aim of mitigating the effects of climate change.
Contact
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Florian LAGLEIZE

Industry & key account manager, SUEZ Consulting florian.lagleize@suez.com