Fight climate change

Fighting climate change is an absolute priority for SUEZ. The Group thus took 12 climate commitments

Issues

Protect the climate

The 12 commitments made by SUEZ, adopted in October 2015, aim to continue efforts to reduce the Group's carbon footprint, promote the circular economy model so as to structurally reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect resources, and adapt to the effects of global warming on water.

What is climate change?

Climate change results from an increase in the temperatures of most of the earth's oceans and atmosphere. Water is already the most impacted area:

 

  • 40% of the world's population will live in water-stressed regions by 2035 (source: UN)
  • 40% reduction in water reserves by 2030 compared with current levels (source: World Bank)
Mitigate

Mitigate the causes of climate change

The 12 commitments made by SUEZ to protect the climate by 2020 and 2030 cover all its worldwide water and waste activities and bolster the climate and energy commitments already made in the Group's road maps (2008-2012 and 2012-2016) for its activities in Europe.

Four commitments to mitigate the causes of climate change:

Adapt

Adapt to the effects of climate change on water

By 2035, 40% of the world's population will live in water-stressed regions. This is one of the main consequences of climate change. Yet without water, there can be no development, food, agriculture or health. The issue of water must therefore be addressed in the same way as energy, which is why SUEZ is making new commitments in this area.

Three commitments to adapt to the effects of climate change on water:

Co-construct

Build climate-responsible models

To be sustainable, the mitigation of GHG emissions and the conservation of resources must be based on new economic and social models that delink growth and resource consumption. The design of these new models involves collective action based on openness, experimentation, convergence of expertise and education.

Five commitments to build climate responsible models:

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