Meeting the Climate Challenge

As a multi-energy company, we are directly concerned by the climate change. To address it, the challenge is twofold: more energy, fewer emissions. We must sustainably foster the needs of a growing population by promoting renewables and decarbonized energy as well as the economical and rational use of fossil fuels.

Climate change, one of the most daunting challenges of the 21st century

target for gross installed renewable power generation capacity by 2030

Energy is at the heart of one of the most daunting challenges of the 21st century: to limit global warming to 1.5°C and get to net zero carbon emissions, together with society as a whole, by 2050. To achieve this, we need to transform the way we produce, use and transport energy.
It is therefore a collective fight in which public authorities, energy sector players and civil society will have to act, at their own level, to change their approach to energy.
We can change our behavior and transform our ways of doing things to effectively combat climate change by rapidly implementing climate-friendly regulations and policies, accelerating the production of renewable or decarbonized energy and investing in research and development and innovation, changing our consumption patterns by favoring sustainable products and improving our energy efficiency.

Our answer: The 2020s will be the decade of our transformation with a sales mix in 2030 that will be composed of 50% gas, 30% petroleum products, 15% majority-renewable electricity and 5% biomass and hydrogen.


Sustainably meet the energy needs of a rising population

What is our mission as a multi-energy company? To meet the dual challenge of producing low-carbon energy while satisfying the needs of a rising population, which will reach 10 billion by 2050, according to the United Nations.
For this demographic growth to be accompanied by an improvement in the standard of living of the least privileged populations, energy must be ever more affordable, cleaner, more reliable and accessible to as many people as possible.
We will therefore have to produce and supply it in greater quantities, but above all, in a better way, while limiting our emissions. This is an essential contribution to the sustainable development of the planet and to the well-being of its people.

people on Earth by 2050

Our answer: Leverage natural gas, a strategic ally of renewables to ensure the transition, increase our production of “green” electricity and join the world's top 5 renewable electricity producers. 

 Our commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals

To address the major global challenges that we face, and to achieve a better, more sustainable future for all, we are working in four areas:

  • Sustainable energy: lead the transformation of the energy system to fight climate change and meet the needs of the world population
  • Caring for people: setting the standard as a responsible employer and operator. TotalEnergies promotes responsible working practices across the entire value chain and develops a work environment that combines performance and a friendly atmosphere
  • Environmental excellence: setting an example in terms of environmental management and the use of the planet's natural resources. TotalEnergies ensures that the environmental impact of all its operations is controlled according to the Avoid - Reduce - Offset rationale, helping to the protect the environment and biodiversity. For that purpose, TotalEnergies promotes the circular economy
  • Value creation for society: by enabling shared prosperity in the regions TotalEnergies creates and drives positive change for communities in our host regions

Decarbonizing our energies

share of oil products in our product sales by 2030
1 Versus 55% in 2020

Achieving carbon neutrality, together with society as a whole, by 2050, requires everyone’s involvement. We all have an important role to play in the fight against global warming.
At TotalEnergies, to help our individual and professional customers optimize their energy use, we are guiding them towards solutions that are less and less carbon intensive and more energy efficient.
In mobility, for example, we are developing broad-energy offers such as electric mobility, natural gas for vehicles, liquefied natural gas as a marine fuel, biofuels and sustainable aviation fuels, with one goal: to help our customers reduce their emissions. For electric vehicles, we offer integrated solutions, from energy supply to the manufacture of high-performance batteries for electric cars, right through to full vehicle charging.

For road or sea freight transport, the use of “green” gases, such as hydrogen or biogas, is another promising avenue where we are accelerating our research.
Finally, the ranges of lubricants, special fluids, bitumens, etc. developed in our research centers are increasingly incorporating aqueous and bio-sourced bases to reduce their carbon footprint during the use phase. In fact, the carbon intensity of our products has decreased by 10% (excluding COVID-19 effect) between 2015 and 2021 and oil products will only represent 30% of our sales by 2030.

Our answer: We are changing our energy mix to include energies that are less carbon intensive, and our strategy by increasing our investment in R&D and innovation in new energies.