We’re taking action to align with 1.5°C
The world must reach net-zero emissions by 2050 to limit global warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial level. Ørsted is on the road to carbon neutrality and aligned with the 1.5 °C pathway.
To avoid catastrophic and irreversible consequences of climate change, science tells us that global warming must be limited to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels. This requires humanity to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
Since 73 % of global emissions come from the use of fossil-based energy, rethinking the way we power our world lies at the centre of this transformation. From systems for power and heat generation, to cooling, transport and industrial processes, almost every technology we use must change its energy source from fossil fuels to renewable energy.
As a global society, we have 30 years to undertake a systemic shift, on a scale never before seen, to create a net-zero world.