With our strategy we build a cleaner world
Decarbonisation is deeply embedded in our DNA. Going into 2020s, the uncertainty of our operating environment keeps increasing. At the same time the uncertainty can create new business opportunities for us. In the future there is an increasing need for low-CO2 energy as we need to replace fossil fuels in traffic, industry, heating and cooling. We see the 2020s becoming the decade of electricity.
Fortum's views on the EU long-term climate policy
Fortum considers climate change as one of the biggest challenges for mankind, and mitigation requires strong political commitment as well as ambitious and prompt action. Climate change has long been recognised as an issue where coherent EU action is needed, both inside the EU and internationally. We welcome the Commission’s proposal for a strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reductions including a holistic analysis of transition options across all key sectors of the economy. The strategy is an essential guide for policy makers to get Europe on the track to meeting the ambition of the Paris Agreement. However, it has to be followed by ambitious targets and a policy framework that enable cost-efficient decarbonisation towards 2050. All industries need clear and consistent signals on political direction and long-term climate ambition in order to make investment decisions and to enable the low-carbon transition.