Energy is essential. Accessible and affordable supplies of energy support our ability to meet the basic requirements of life, and power society's progress around the world.
As the world’s population grows to more than 9 billion in the next two decades, rising prosperity will increase energy demand, particularly in developing countries. Stable and affordable energy supplies will make it possible for more people to access the health care, transportation and education that contribute to quality of life and improved living standards.
With this increased energy demand comes the potential for greater environmental impacts, including greenhouse gas emissions and the risks of climate change. As a global community, we need to manage environmental impacts as we meet this growth in demand. This is society’s dual challenge.
This Energy & Carbon Summary describes how we at ExxonMobil are doing our part in addressing the dual challenge. It describes the steps we are taking to responsibly develop new resources to ensure the world has the energy it needs while also minimizing environmental impacts. It also provides detailed information on how we view and manage the risks associated with greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.