Shell targets fewer greenhouse gases by around 20% by 2035 and by around half by 2050.



WHAT IS SHELL'S NET CARBON FOOTPRINT AMBITION?

Shell is a big company that supplies around 3% of the energy the world uses. We want to play our part and contribute to the global effort to tackle climate change and meet the goal of the Paris Agreement. Working towards our Net Carbon Footprint ambition is how we plan to do this. 

The world needs to take urgent action to tackle climate change. The Paris Agreement set a goal of keeping the rise in the global temperature well below 2° Celsius, and Shell strongly supports it. Our ambition is to make sure the energy we sell is in tune with society as it moves towards that goal.

To achieve the goal of the Paris Agreement, Shell believes the world is likely to have to stop adding to the stock of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere by 2070. This is a state known as net zero emissions.

But by 2070, the number of people on the planet will have risen by around a third from today to more than 10 billion, and people's living standards will have improved.

Together, these trends mean the world will use more and more energy.

Even with a huge improvement in energy efficiency, the world is likely to be using 50% more energy by 2070, compared to today.

CHANGING WORLD: MOVING TO A LOWER CARBON ENERGY SYSTEM