Climate change and energy transition
Shell has long recognised that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the use of hydrocarbon-based energy are contributing to the warming of the climate system. We support the Paris Agreement’s goal to keep the rise in global average temperature this century to well below two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Shell’s Powering Progress strategy is designed to generate shareholder value while meeting our target of becoming a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, in step with society’s progress towards achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Shell has supported the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) since 2017. The TCFD requires disclosure of qualitative and quantitative information aligned to its core four elements – governance, strategy, risk management, and metrics and targets. The TCFD aims to improve the disclosure of climate-related risks and opportunities and provide stakeholders with the necessary information to undertake robust and consistent analyses of the potential financial impacts of climate change. We recognise the value that the recommendations bring and continue to align and enhance our climate-related disclosures.
We set out below our climate-related financial disclosures consistent with all of the TCFD recommendations and recommended disclosures. By this we mean the four TCFD recommendations and the 11 recommended disclosures set out in Figure 4 of Section C of the report entitled “Recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures” published in June 2017 by the TCFD.