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Combating climate change

We contribute to combating climate change

Combating global warming is included in our business strategy as a fundamental pillar for achieving sustainable development. These are some of the most notable figures in this area:

% reduction of absolute CO₂ emissions vs 2005
% of net production free of emissions
MW of renewable installed capacity

Aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 13: Climate action

SDG 17: Partnerships to achieve the objectives

Climate change is the greatest environmental challenge facing the planet. At Endesa, we are very aware of the urgency of tackling this challenge decisively and studying the risks and opportunities that come with it. For this reason, combating global warming is an integral part of our business strategy and one of the pillars for maintaining a sustainable business model.

Total decarbonisation of the generation mix by 2050

We have drawn up a roadmap for achieving the total decarbonisation of our energy generation mix by 2050. It sets intermediate CO2 emission reduction targets of 37% by 2020 and 70% by 2030, compared to 2017. This roadmap is supported by a clear commitment to renewable energy and the optimisation of thermal generation assets during the transition.

In our 2020-2022 Strategic Plan we have strengthened our commitment to decarbonisation by announcing that we are abandoning our coal activity on the Peninsula in 2022 and increasing our installed renewable capacity by approximately 40% in the period between 2020 and 2022.

Specific CO₂ emissions (g/kWh)
Emission-free production
Decarbonisation targets to 2050



Specific CO₂ emissions (g/kWh)

2005: 538 g/kWh

2017: 439 g/kWh

2019: 282 g/kWh

2020: <290 g/kWh

2030. <140 g/kWh

2050: 0

Emissions-free production

2005: 36%

2017: 44%

2019: 59%

2020: 60%

2030: 75%

2050: 100%

We participate in CDP Climate Change

We have been collaborating since 2006 with the CDP Climate Change initiative, the most prestigious climate change index, which offers global information on the management of the risks and opportunities identified by major companies worldwide.

In the latest edition, we obtained a score of “A-”, “Leadership” level. This excellent result reflects our strong commitment to combating climate change. This recognition by the CDP values the integration of climate change into our business strategy, our transparency in communicating it and our relationship with the value chain regarding climate change.

In addition, we have adopted the best practices for managing emissions and set ambitious short- and long-term emissions reduction targets, evaluating their progress and implementing effective reduction actions.

Carbon Footprint

The calculation of the carbon footprint is an instrument that allows a detailed inventory to be made of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated by a company.

At Endesa we have calculated and verified our carbon footprint voluntarily since 2009. This indicator allows us to design our main climate strategies and set emission reduction targets.

In 2019, we verified our Carbon Footprint relative to 2018 and, for the second consecutive year, the Spanish Office for Climate Change recognised our efforts in the area of carbon footprint with the Carbon Footprint Registry triple seal, which is granted to organisations committed to calculating, reducing and offsetting their emissions.

Logo of the Carbon Footprint Registry

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Our projects to combat climate change

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