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.

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. 

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.

News

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Vattenfall launches pilot data centre project to offer sustainable compute capacity

Vattenfall and Cloud&Heat Technologies have started a strategic partnership with a joint sustainable data centre pilot project to deliver fossil free, reliable high-speed computing capacity.

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Vattenfall to cut supply chain emissions by half

Vattenfall increases focus on supply chain impact, where emissions from goods and services will be halved by 2030. This is one of several measures taken to tighten climate management in orde...

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Wieringermeer windfarm. Photo: jlousberg
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Cargill, Vattenfall and Windpark Hanze accelerate the green energy transition in the Netherlands

Cargill and Vattenfall partner with Windpark Hanze in the Netherlands, who will build a wind farm that is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 350,000 metric tons a year, which ...

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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.

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We have a responsibility for our environmental and social impacts.