13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning.
Despite setbacks from COVID-19, preliminary data show global greenhouse gas emissions increased in 2020. The past six years, 2015–2020, are likely to be the six warmest on record. Climate change puts the achievement of many SDGs at risk.
In order to limit warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels as called for in the Paris Agreement, global efforts would need to reach net zero CO2 emissions globally around 2050.
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We are committed to ensure the greening of all of our activities. We also see a key role for our digital networks and technologies in helping to address climate change. Digitalisation is key to saving energy, using natural resources more efficiently and creating a circular economy.
We have set a target to purchase 100% renewable electricity in Europe, from 2025 to July 2021. We have also set a Science-Based Target to reduce our carbon emissions and we have set a goal to reach net zero across our full carbon footprint by 2040.
In July 2020, we committed to helping our business customers reduce their own carbon emissions by a cumulative total of 350 million tonnes globally over 10 years between 2020 and 2030 – the equivalent to Italy’s total annual carbon emissions for 2019.