CAMPANA, Dominique

Director of International Affairs, French national Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME)

Dr. Dominique Campana is Director of International Affairs at ADEME, the French national Environment and Energy Management Agency, since 1998.

In her career she has been involved for over 30 years in the field of energy efficiency, renewable energy and environment, beginning as a R&D engineer at the “Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris” and joining ADEME in 1992.

She has been involved in bilateral and multilateral cooperation programmes with many countries, on sustainable energy and environment issues. She has personal knowledge of most stakeholders in these areas.

She has played a very active role in the international negotiations on climate change and sustainable development, including Earth Summit Rio+20 (2012) and COP 21 Paris Climat (2015). In particular, Mrs. Campana has contributed to the green business export initiatives.

She holds a PhD in Physical Sciences from Lyon 1 University (1978).

Dominique Campana was honoured in 2005 with the French order « Chevalier de l’ordre du Mérite »  and in 2014 with the France order “Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur”.




16:30-18:00 6 NOVEMBER


Renewable Energy: Role in supporting the French Energy Transition and addressing Climate Change by 2050

While Paris will be hosting the Climate Conference - COP 21 in December 2015, the “Energy Transition for Green Growth Law” has been voted in France in August 2015. It sets ambitious targets among which reducing final energy consumption by 50% in 2050 compared to 2012, and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions by 40% in 2030 compared to 1990.

The French Environment and Energy Management Agency – ADEME – is actively involved in the implementation of this law. ADEME also contributed to the French energy transition policy by delivering long-term scenarios with different options for an “energy vision” in 2030 and 2050. In these projections, renewable energies represent 35% of the energy mix in 2030 and 55% in 2050, compared to 12% in 2010.

French government has identified research and innovation priorities for which public investment effort is needed, in order to mobilise public funding for laboratories and companies. ADEME has developed 25 roadmaps in collaboration with research and industrial stakeholders, covering each of the main technological domains at stake.
ADEME is also enabling the implementation of the “Investments for the Future Programme”. With a budget of 3,3 billion euros, this programme  has already funded 264 innovation and demonstration projects since 2010, with more than 90 of them in the renewable energy sector.

In addition to energy management in the building and transportation sectors, smart grids and renewable electricity are priorities for ADEME, in particular off-shore wind energy, photovoltaic systems and marine energy. Significant investments are also allocated to second and third generation biofuels and hydrogen. Demand-side management is critical to achieve grid flexibility and represents a major industrial opportunity.

Technological innovations, in particular in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energies, will be one of the key success factor for  the energy transition.