Energy and environment

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.

Energy and environment

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

40 years

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

Emissions reduction

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

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

Understanding the #ExxonKnew controversy ExxonKnew is a coordinated campaign perpetuated by activist groups with the aim of stigmatizing ExxonMobil. Funders of the “#ExxonKnew” campaign have placed “pay to play” news stories, released flawed academic reports and coordinated with public officials to launch investigations and litigation, creating the false appearance that ExxonMobil has misrepresented its company research and investor disclosures on climate change to the public.

Climate change Article Feb. 10, 2021

Reaffirming our commitment to the Paris Agreement

We commend President Biden’s decision to rejoin the Paris Agreement, a framework that ExxonMobil has supported since its adoption in 2015.

We are working to be part of the solution. We recently outlined our 2025 emission reduction plans which are projected to put us on a pathway consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement. 

Climate change Energy Factor Jan. 20, 2021

Positioning for a lower-carbon future Earlier this month, ExxonMobil released its annual Energy & Carbon Summary, a comprehensive look at the work the company has done to manage the risks of climate change, including actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate change Energy Factor Jan. 19, 2021

Addressing shareholder engagement and climate change in advance of our annual meeting Companies around the world are working to adapt to the risks and challenges posed by COVID-19 and many, like ExxonMobil, are also stepping up to support medical professionals, first responders and those on the front lines in the fight against the pandemic.

Climate change Blog May 20, 2020

India: Innovating in one of the world's largest energy markets Driven by expanding populations and improving living standards, India and China will account for about half of the world’s energy demand in 2040.

Research partners Energy Factor Oct. 14, 2019