By Jaime Llinares Taboada

 

Royal Dutch Shell PLC on Thursday promised to halve its Scope 1 and 2 absolute emissions by 2030.

The Anglo-Dutch energy giant said the target covers emissions under its operational control, and is another milestone on its path to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

Shell said that this target is also an important step to meet the challenge of the Dutch Court's ruling for its emissions.

"Our 2022 business plan will reflect this new target, which we are committed to delivering regardless of whether we win or lose our appeal against the ruling," it said.

In addition, the company also pledged to bringing forward the removal of routine gas flaring from its upstream assets to 2025 from 2030.

 

Write to Jaime Llinares Taboada at jaime.llinares@wsj.com; @JaimeLlinaresT

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

October 28, 2021 02:42 ET (06:42 GMT)

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