Decarbonisation Project for Western Switzerland (Observatoire Romand de la Décarbonation “ORODE”)
This initiative aims at monitoring the quantitative and qualitative evolution of decarbonization in the French-speaking cantons of Switzerland
The Decarbonization Research Project for Western Switzerland (original name: Observatoire Romand de la Décarbonation – ORODE) is an initiative that aims at monitoring the quantitative and qualitative evolution of decarbonization in the French-speaking cantons of Switzerland. The project has been launched by E4S in collaboration with Romande Energie. The project encourages all stakeholders – companies, institutions, and communities – to share their long-term commitments, results, practices, and experiences in decarbonization.
The objective is to develop and share by 2024 a reliable tool to measure the progress of companies, institutions, municipalities, and cantons in the French-speaking part of Switzerland towards the achievement of their collective commitments to decarbonization. This tool will present a “restricted visualization mode” for projects’ participants and a “general-public mode” with aggregated indicators for the public at large.
Why creating a Decarbonization Research Project for Western Switzerland
ORODE’s goal is to contribute to the decarbonization of the French-speaking region through the collection, standardization and circulation of information necessary for decision making. Today, the lack of information around decarbonization leads to a fragmentation of efforts, and the heterogeneity of standards limits the comparability between entities. ORODE aims at breaking down these barriers by creating a platform that enables knowledge sharing and mutual learning among stakeholders.
ORODE unlocks the following benefits for partners who join the project:
- Access to information and performance indicators that will help measure individual progress and compare it to collective trends; feedback from other participants to help develop projects with high economic, societal and environmental added valu
- Scientific credibility of the project, stemming from the recognized academic expertise and independence of UNIL- IMD-EPFL researchers.
- Opportunity to collaborate with major stakeholders in Western Switzerland who share the same commitment and interest towards decarbonization.