Environmental protection

Climate change

We believe that climate change risks warrant action and it’s going to take all of us — business, governments and consumers — to make meaningful progress.

ExxonMobil's role

Taking action on climate change

We are committed to providing affordable energy to support human progress while advancing effective solutions to address climate change. Our climate change risk management strategy consists of four components:

  • Reducing emissions in its operations through avoidance and improving energy efficiencies
  • Providing products to help customers reduce their emissions
  • Developing and deploying scalable technologies to help decarbonize highest-emitting sectors
  • Proactively engaging on climate-related policy
ExxonMobil will continue to focus our efforts on providing the energy the world needs, while simultaneously addressing the risk of climate change by reducing our emissions, helping consumers reduce theirs, and advancing research to find new low-emissions technologies for the future.
Suzanne McCarron
Suzanne M. McCarron

Vice President of Public and Government Affairs at ExxonMobil

40 years

of climate-science research in partnership with governments and academic institutions
Environmental protection

Understanding climate risks

ExxonMobil scientists have been involved in the forefront of climate research for four decades, understanding and working with the world’s leading experts on climate. Our research in climate science has resulted in nearly 150 publicly available papers, including more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, and nearly 300 patents for cutting-edge technological advances in emissions reductions and other related applications.

ExxonMobil's four decades of climate science research

Emissions reduction

Energy & Carbon Summary

Positioning for a lower-carbon energy future

Our company has a proven record of successfully responding to changes in society’s needs. We are well positioned to meet the demands of an evolving energy system.
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Statements on Paris climate agreement

ExxonMobil supports the work of the Paris signatories, acknowledges the ambitious goals of this agreement and believes the company has a constructive role to play in developing solutions.
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All articles about climate change

Rock solid: A top engineer talks carbon storage safety Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a technology that safely captures CO2 at industrial sources, transports it and injects it permanently deep into the earth, diverting it from the atmosphere and limiting the impact it has on the environment. Large-scale carbon capture opportunities are in the works around the world, from Houston to Rotterdam to Singapore.

Carbon capture Energy Factor Nov. 18, 2021

A model for emissions reductions: Asia’s carbon capture and storage opportunity Joe Blommaert, president of ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions, delivered the keynote address on the conference’s opening day, outlining how collaborative approaches among government, academia and industry could help reduce emissions and achieve the Paris Agreement goals, even as the world – in particular the Asia-Pacific region – increases its energy use and demand for products that support modern life.

Carbon capture Energy Factor Oct. 26, 2021

Seven things to know about carbon capture and storage technology When it comes to technology that’s essential to reducing industrial CO2 emissions, all eyes are on carbon capture and storage, or CCS.

Carbon capture Energy Factor Sept. 14, 2021

Snapshots of solution makers: James Hall James Hall, who holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, spent years studying both microbial life deep underground and environments that could support life on Mars and beyond. He then decided that the most impactful place to study the interplay between life and the environment was here on Earth itself, through work that supports the need for energy while protecting the planet.

Methane reduction Energy Factor Aug. 6, 2021

Snapshots of solution makers: Monte Dobson Monte Dobson has spent his entire career at ExxonMobil and today leads the company’s ambitious push to cut methane emissions. With a background in physics and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, Monte oversees a group that assesses the different methods available for methane detection and abatement.

Methane reduction Energy Factor Aug. 6, 2021