After three years of stagnation, CO2 emissions are on the rise again

After three years of stagnation, CO2 emissions are on the rise again

Although CO2 emissions had stabilized from 2014 to 2016, they are now rising again. In 2017, they are expected to increase by 2% compared to 2016, according to estimates by scientists at the Global Carbon Project. While it is unlikely that these emissions will reach sustainably high growth rates, experts are warning that the COP21 commitments will not succeed in restricting global warming to 2° C.

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Energy at #COP23

Rachel Kyte, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and CEO, Sustainable Energy for All, and Isabelle Kocher, CEO, Engie will be in conversation in the Facebook Live studio at COP23 discussing key energy related issues, including energy access, business action and the nexus of urban transport and energy.

Meeting goals laid out in Paris

Meeting goals laid out in Paris

This annual climate meeting is critical. Its aim is to define how governments could effectively implement their pledges to cut emissions, set out in Paris in 2015. Negotiations will also address the climate finance issue of how to invest in low-carbon projects and help poorer countries cut their emissions.

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COP23: ENGIE is committed to climate and energy revolution

COP23: ENGIE is committed to climate and energy revolution

On the occasion of COP23, ENGIE is reaffirming its commitment to fight against global warming and is pursuing its low-carbon strategy. Two years after the historic agreement reached in Paris at COP21, the 23rd United Nations Framework Conference on Climate Change will be held in Bonn from November 6 to 17, 2017. This will be an opportunity to negotiate the rules of application of the Paris Agreement, signed by 195 countries and ratified to date by 168 countries, converting commitments into actions.

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Isabelle Kocher: “Affordable solar for all is our best option to tackle emission issues”

Isabelle Kocher: “Affordable solar for all is our best option to tackle emission issues”

Organized in conjunction with the Moroccan Business Confederation (CGEM), the French Business Confederation (MEDEF) and the Terrawatt Initiative, the first Solar@COP conference was held as a side event at COP22 in Marrakech on Tuesday, November 15. ENGIE CEO Isabelle Kocher was one of the industrial, political and financial leaders invited to speak on the subject of solar energy as a key solution in the fight against global warming.

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ENGIE recognized by CDP for its climate commitment

ENGIE recognized by CDP for its climate commitment

The Group has been included in the “A list” of international companies recognized by the British rating agency CDP as leaders in terms of their energy transition strategies. Engie CEO Isabelle Kocher considers flagship measures taken by the Group since 2015 to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

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Gérard Mestrallet's speech at Business & Climate Summit

Gérard Mestrallet’s speech at Business & Climate Summit

This is the second time the Business & Climate Summit has been held; it opened on June 28th in London, with Segolene Royal present. The Business & Climate Summit has emerged as the major get-together for the largest companies and international investors involved in the struggle against climate change. Gerard Mestrallet spoke in the final plenary session of the event, on the subject of climate policy, post-COP21.

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ENGIE leads the Terrawatt Initiative at the United Nations

ENGIE leads the Terrawatt Initiative at the United Nations

On November 30th 2015, President Hollande, Prime Minister Modi and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon formally announced one of the COP 21’s key initiatives: the International Solar Alliance (ISA). They called for one trillion dollars of investment in solar assets in 121 countries, via the Terrawatt Initiative. While the official signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement is held at the United Nations on April 22, a high-level roundtable of the ISA is organized to discuss the financing opportunities.

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On the way to COP22!

On the way to COP22!

As a private-sector stakeholder, ENGIE was consulted by the Assemblée Nationale of the French parliament in Paris as a contributor to the development of the country’s post-COP21 proposals. So what are the positions supported by the Group to put the goals of the climate agreement into practice?

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Business Dialogue: public-sector and private-sector partners prepare for the post-COP21 world

Business Dialogue: public-sector and private-sector partners prepare for the post-COP21 world

Chaired by Chairman and CEO Gérard Mestrallet, the Business Dialogue meeting issues ten practical recommendations to boost business involvement in combating global warming.

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The potential of solar is enormous: twenty times the level of global energy consumption

“The potential of solar is enormous: twenty times the level of global energy consumption”

ENGIE Deputy CEO and COO Isabelle Kocher explains the Group’s strategy: backing the energy sources of tomorrow and energy efficiency to establish itself as the global leader of the energy transition.

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The Paris Agreement: the pathway to the low carbon era?

The Paris Agreement: the pathway to the low carbon era?

France chaired the 21st UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21) held in Paris between November 30 and December 11, 2015. COP21 delivered the first-ever binding international agreement on effective measures to counter the effects of climate change.

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ENGIE welcomes the historic agreement reached at the conclusion of COP21

ENGIE welcomes the historic agreement reached at the conclusion of COP21

ENGIE sees the Paris climate agreement as a roadmap for accelerating the energy transition worldwide. To mark the occasion, the Group is restating its own environmental targets for CO2 emissions reduction and the development of renewables.

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COP21: the conclusions of the climate agreement © COP PARIS/Flickr

COP21: the conclusions of the climate agreement

The Paris Agreement adopted on December 12 this year provides a framework for combating global warming worldwide, with the key objective of limiting the rise in global temperature to below 2°C. We explain the central conclusions of this historic agreement.

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