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 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

Engaging on climate change policy ExxonMobil believes the long-term objective of effective policy should be to reduce the risks of climate change at minimum societal cost, in balance with other priorities such as economic growth, education, poverty reduction, health, security and affordable energy.

Sustainability Report Oct. 24, 2018

Mitigating emissions in our operations As we seek to increase production of oil and natural gas to meet growing global energy demand, we are committed to mitigating greenhouse gas emissions within our operations.

Sustainability Report Oct. 24, 2018

Providing solutions for customers Over the next few decades, population and income growth — and an unprecedented expansion of the global middle class — are expected to create new demands for energy and hydrocarbon-based products.

Sustainability Report Oct. 24, 2018

Developing technology solutions Technological advancements will be instrumental to meet rising global energy demand while also lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

Sustainability Report Oct. 24, 2018

Advanced biofuels and algae research: targeting the technical capability to produce 10,000 barrels per day by 2025 ExxonMobil continues to fund and conduct research on advanced biofuels. This work is part of our many investments in new technologies with the transformative potential to increase energy supplies, reduce emissions and improve operational efficiencies.

Advanced biofuels Article Sept. 17, 2018