Limiting our exposure to climate change

The fight against global warming is one of the great challenges the world faces as we begin the 21st century. The effects of this phenomenon caused by greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are many: very heavy rainfall in certain regions, devastating droughts in others, changes in ecosystems…so many upheavals that are liable to transform fundamentally the ways of life of the world’s populations.

Ecology
By virtue of its activities, ENGIE has a responsibility and a major role to play in the energy and ecology transition which must accompany the emergence of a world that will show greater respect for our planet, home to 9 billion people at the last turn of the century.

Energy
The Group’s challenge is twofold: to respond to the constant growth in world energy requirements (by 2050, consumption per inhabitant is expected to double), and to encourage the development of energy efficient solutions, both in-house and with our customers, to bring GHG emissions under control.

Conservation of natural resources

Exponential population growth, added to the desire to improve standards of living and the expansion of service needs, weighs heavily on natural resources such as water and biodiversity.

Water for energy
In 2030, the world will have to face a 40% shortage of water compared with its needs. But water plays a central role in the energy business; for electric power production (hydroelectricity, thermal power and renewable energies), gas and petroleum production, as well as energy services.

At the heart of climate changes
Water, a resource essential for life, is at the heart of changes in our climate, and plays an important role in biodiversity. For ENGIE, the conservation of resources and biological diversity is a major challenge at the core of its strategy to encourage sustainable growth.