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Reduction in GHG emissions
ENGIE’s objective and commitment is to improve its actions and strategies for reducing the company’s GHG emissions and to adapt its practices and processes to the scenario of the energy transition and climate change.
More than 90% of the company’s installed capacity in Brazil originates from clean and renewable sources such as wind, solar, biomass and hydric. ENGIE has always undergone a continuous process of expanding its renewable energy matrix since entry to the Brazilian market in 1996.
In addition to the Decarbonization pillar, prospects exist for divesting the coal-burning assets of the Jorge Lacerda Thermoelectric Complex (SC), in operation, and those of the Pampa Sul Thermoelectric Power Plant (RS), under construction.
The ENGIE Group has two non-financial goals, directly related to climate change and to be realized by 2020:
to have more than
25% of the energy mix
generated from renewable sources;
to achieve a reduction of
20% in CO₂ emissions
in energy generation compared with 2012.
In 2017, 23.1% of the Group’s energy were generated from renewable sources while there was a reduction of 18.1% in CO₂ emissions compared with 2012, almost reaching the targets set for 2020. This excellent result reflects the Group’s ambition to pursue a path of emissions compatible with the target set by the Paris Agreement of no more than +2ºC by 2050.
In Brazil, ENGIE collaborates effectively to meet these objectives thanks to its predominantly clean energy matrix and the initiatives being introduced to reduce the CO₂ emissions from its activities (decarbonization of the portfolio, increased energy efficiency, reduction in consumption of fossil fuels, among others).
In 2018, for the third consecutive year, ENGIE was a component of the “A List” of the Carbon Disclosure Program (CDP), which recognizes companies which are leaders both in their strategy and their actions in combatting climate change.
“ENGIE has as its goal to lead the global energy transition process towards a low carbon economy, acting very closely with the energy needs of our customers and fostering harmonious development.” Maurício Bahr – Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE Brasil
“Everybody’s talking about the energy transition. We’re doing it.” Isabelle Kocher - CEO of ENGIE
In addition, the Group is part of various other initiatives focusing on climate change and the energy transition such as:
Renewable Energy Projects as catalysts for Sustainable Development
The energy transition and the development of renewable generation projects are catalysts for promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), principally in less developed regions where sources of solar, wind and biomass energy are abundant.
In addition to ENGIE’s commitment to mitigate climate change through the installation of clean and renewable energy projects, the company is developing a series of socio-environmental programs and partnerships with the aim of enhancing positive impacts and benefits for the environment and for the population surrounding the projects, contributing to the United Nations SDGs.