Royal Dutch Shell plans to accelerate the reduction of CO₂ emissions following the decision of the court in The Hague last month. This is what Shell CEO Ben van Beurden said on Wednesday in a post on LinkedIn.
According to Van Beurden, this means that “substantial but measured steps” will be taken by Shell in the coming years.
The top man still expects to appeal against the ruling of the court in The Hague. Last month, the energy giant decided that by 2030 CO2 emissions should be reduced to a net 45 percent compared to 2019.
“I am still disappointed that Shell is being chosen, which does not help to reduce global emissions”, says Van Beurden.
The top man says by the statement that he is “determined to take on the challenge”. “We will look for ways to further reduce emissions in a way that is meaningful and useful.”
Shell has set itself a target to reduce emissions by 20 percent within ten years. By 2050, the company wants to be energy neutral.