Our advocacy

We have recognised the importance of the climate challenge for a long time now, and we share our knowledge, experience and understanding of the energy system with policymakers.

Government policy should provide incentives for investment, balancing environmental objectives and economic growth, encouraging a range of solutions that include oil, gas and renewables. Meaningful government-led carbon pricing mechanisms are also needed, along with carbon capture and storage (CCS), if society is to achieve its climate goals.

Read more about our approach to climate change

Our efforts

Shell collaborates and works with different organisations around the world. We have been doing this for many years, for example, through initiatives such as: 

  • Founding member of the International Emissions Trading Association in 1999
  • Carbon Disclosure Project, participation since 2003
  • Global CCS Institute
  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Prince of Wales Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change (2005-2015), “Communiqué series”
    • 2012 The Carbon Price Communiqué
    • 2014 The Trillion Tonne Communiqué 
  • World Bank: 2014 Carbon Pricing Statement
  • World Bank: 2015 Zero Routine Flaring by 2030 Initiative
  • World Bank: Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition
  • Global CCS Institute
  • 2015 Oil and Gas Climate Initiative
  • Paying for Carbon Coalition – 2015: letter of six CEOs to Ms. Christina Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC
  • Energy Transitions Commission
  • Taskforce for Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

Read more about our collaborations with others

Read more about our engagement with the TCFD

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Performance data

Our performance is tracked against a range of environmental and social indicators to work towards continuous improvement in these areas.

Sustainability reports

We began reporting voluntarily on our environmental performance with the first Shell Report that covered 1997.