Society faces a dual energy challenge: We need to expand energy supplies to support economic growth and improve living standards, and we must do so in a way that is environmentally responsible.
With a commitment to helping address this important societal challenge, ExxonMobil has continuously, publicly and openly researched and discussed the risks of climate change, carbon life cycle analysis and emissions reductions.
Energy is the foundation for modern life and the gateway to opportunity and development for developing nations.
At ExxonMobil, we are dedicated to reducing emissions from our own operations. This is one of the most important elements in the shared effort to mitigate the risks of climate change.
We believe that carbon emissions will plateau and start to decrease starting around 2030 as energy efficiency spreads and as various carbon-reduction policies are enacted around the world.
Over the next few decades, population and income growth – and an unprecedented expansion of the global middle class – are expected to create new demands for energy.
ExxonMobil is a responsible participant in the discussion on climate change – we will continue to research the issue, support energy efficiency, work to reduce emissions, pursue new technologies and advocate for effective policy approaches.
Read a list of documents which demonstrate our robust culture of scientific discourse on the causes and risks of climate change that took place at ExxonMobil in the 1970s and ’80s and continues today.