We’re constantly being reminded that humanity faces a tremendous climate challenge. A challenge that defines our work at Vattenfall. This is why we are focused on one goal: to enable fossil free living within one generation. Join us on the way there. 

CO2 emissions

DateValue
01-01-19900
01-01-19950
01-01-20008
01-01-200279
01-01-200580
01-01-201088
01-01-201283.5
01-01-201523.9
01-01-202022
01-01-203010
01-01-20358
01-01-20405
01-01-20453
01-01-20500

Million tons, 1990-2050 (forecast)

A - Deregulation of Europe's energy markets begins.
B – Vattenfall grows internationally. Acquisitions in Europe including our German Lignite business.
C – Ongoing transition to enable fossil free living within one generation.

CO2 roadmap

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Greenhouse gas emissions need to stop by the second half of this century if we are to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius. A great deal of effort is put into limiting the global warming further, to only 1.5 degrees. Meeting this target requires the world to stop all CO2 emissions between 2030 and 2050.

The graph shows how Vattenfall's emissions have changed over time, as well as our forecast for the near future.

Climate anxiety? Talk to one of our engineers

At Vattenfall we are convinced that the best way to cope with climate anxiety is to learn more about the positive progress that is happening for the climate.

Reporting on climate change conversation

To understand how the climate change conversation affects us, we undertook a study investigating how people really think and feel about what’s happening to the climate.

Our road to fossil freedom

A new way for properties to produce their own renewable energy.

A network of charging stations to accelerate the transition to electric cars.

A new means of steel production that emits water rather than carbon dioxide. 

Q3 report 2021

Vattenfall will present the third quarter financial report on 28 October at 08.00 CEST. A live webcast for analysts and media will start at 09.30 CEST

News

Volvo electric truck

A real e-transport challenge: 300 kilometres running on electricity in polar climate carrying 14 tonnes of iron ore

Managing to electrify heavy transport is an important element in the climate transition, but is it even possible above the polar circle?

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Nuna11 solar car. Photo: Jorrit Lousberg
Photo: Jorrit Lousberg

Vattenfall Solar Team ready for Solar Challenge Morocco

On 25 October, the Vattenfall Solar Team and its solar car, the Nuna11, will be on the starting line of this year's biggest solar-car race: the Solar Challenge Morocco. In fierce competition...

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Vattenfall's head office in Solna, Sweden

Vattenfall to present interim report for January-September 2021 on 28 October

Vattenfall's interim report for January to September 2021 will be published on Thursday 28 October at 08.00 CEST on group.vattenfall.com.

Read the full article

Careers

Interested in a career at Vattenfall? We believe the key to success is our people. Our belief in each other's ability is the essence of our work culture.

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See also

A girl in a green sweater looking into the camera

We have decided to make the biggest leap yet to reduce the impact of climate change.

Read our latest annual and sustainability report, interim reports and other presentations.

Woman riding an electric bike

We have a responsibility for our environmental and social impacts.