Eni

Our analysis reveals how Eni’s climate plans fail to align with international commitments to phase out fossil fuels and to limit global temperature rise to 1.5ºC.

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How does Eni stack up?

We analyzed Eni’s climate and sustainability pledges and plans on ten criteria across ambition, integrity, and people-centered transitions, representing minimum baselines for potential alignment with the Paris Agreement. Eni’s climate pledges and plans are “Grossly Insufficient” on six criteria, “Insufficient” on three criteria, and “Partially Aligned” on only one criteria.
  • Table Key

  • Grossly insufficient
  • Insufficient
  • Partially aligned
  • Close to being aligned
  • Full aligned

AMBITION

INTEGRITY

PEOPLE-CENTERED TRANSITIONS

Our analysis reveals how ENI’s climate plans fail to align with international commitments to phase out fossil fuels and to limit global temperature rise to 1.5ºC.

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Stop exploration

Grossly insufficient

Stop approving new extraction projects

Grossly insufficient

Decline oil and gas production year-on-year to 2030

Grossly insufficient

Set explicit end-date for oil and gas extraction and long-term production phaseout plan, aligned with 1.5°C

Grossly insufficient

Grossly insufficient

Grossly insufficient

Grossly insufficient

Grossly insufficient

Set absolute target(s) to reduce all its greenhouse gas emissions, including value chain emissions

Partially aligned

Do not rely on carbon sequestration or offsets

Grossly insufficient

Pursue methane reductions that serve climate goals, not greenwashing

Insufficient

End lobbying and ads that obstruct climate solutions

Grossly insufficient

Partially aligned

Grossly insufficient

Insufficient

Grossly insufficient

Set absolute target(s) to reduce all its greenhouse gas emissions, including value chain emissions

Insufficient

Do not rely on carbon sequestration or offsets

Insufficient

Insufficient

Insufficient

Stop exploration

Stop approving new extraction projects

Decline oil and gas production year-on-year to 2030

Set explicit end-date for oil and gas extraction and long-term production phaseout plan, aligned with 1.5°C

Set absolute target(s) to reduce all its greenhouse gas emissions, including value chain emissions

Do not rely on carbon sequestration or offsets

Pursue methane reductions that serve climate goals, not greenwashing

End lobbying and ads that obstruct climate solutions

Set absolute target(s) to reduce all its greenhouse gas emissions, including value chain emissions

Do not rely on carbon sequestration or offsets

Grossly insufficient

Grossly insufficient

Grossly insufficient

Grossly insufficient

Partially aligned

Grossly insufficient

Insufficient

Grossly insufficient

Insufficient

Insufficient

Ambition: Drilling for More Oil and Gas

Eni does not have a date set to stop exploration, stop approving new extraction projects, or end oil and gas production. Eni has not set a rapidly declining fossil fuel production target, and therefore its plans are dangerously out of step with climate goals.

Despite the reality of the climate crisis, Eni confirmed in 2024 that it plans to continue increasing its oil and gas extraction by three to four percent per year through 2027. Eni touted discovering 900 million new barrels of oil and gas in 2023.

It’s unthinkable to approve any new fossil fuel development when the majority of oil, gas, and coal in existing fields and mines must stay underground to keep warming to globally agreed limits.

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Historical Responsibility

  • 11 th

    Eni's Rank

    for most cumulative climate pollution in history among ALL investor-owned companies.

  • 9.1 billion

    Tonnes of CO2e Pollution

    linked to Eni’s fossil fuel production since 1950.

  • $ 400 billion

    Amount Eni Would Owe

    if the company were held partially accountable for the climate loss and damages caused by its pollution since 1985 alone.

“...the reality is that there is no way at the moment to stop oil and gas…”

Eni CEO, Claudio Descalzi

Integrity: Failing Climate Targets

Do Eni’s actions add up to a credible pathway to 1.5°C?

While Eni has set a 2050 “net zero” target covering its climate emissions on a full equity share basis, with interim targets for 2030, 2035, and 2040, they are not backed up by near-term ambition or credible oil and gas phase-out plans.

Eni has no commitment to reducing total climate pollution caused by burning the oil and gas it produces and sells in the critical years before 2030.

Eni has not committed to phase out oil and gas production at a 1.5°C-aligned pace.

To meet its climate targets, Eni plans to rely heavily on the ‘net’ in ‘net zero’ – investing in carbon capture and carbon offsets, which may prolong the life of fossil fuels, have a long track record of failure, and perpetuate injustice. Instead, oil and gas companies should take responsibility for reducing their oil and gas extraction and sales as rapidly as possible.

Meanwhile, there is evidence that Eni is lobbying against climate action, greenwashing, and otherwise maneuvering to undermine the energy transition.

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At a glance

  • 0.0

    Targets

    Eni has set to reduce its oil and gas production.

  • Up to 85 million

    tonnes of CCS plus carbon offsets in 2050

    Instead of phasing out oil and gas, Eni plans to reach “net zero” in 2050 through heavy reliance on dangerous distractions like CCS and offsets.

  • 8

    Industry associations lobbying against climate action

    Eni is a member of 8 industry associations that are “Misaligned” on climate policy as of May 2024.

People-Centered Transitions: Inadequately Preparing

While many companies have co-opted the language of ‘just transition’ from labor and climate justice movements in recent years, Eni rates “Insufficient” on its real-world just transition plans and on upholding human rights.

Eni’s climate plans lack meaningful detail regarding how it will engage with working people and their communities to implement just transition measures.

Eni’s human rights policy still lacks meaningful safeguards to uphold Indigenous Peoples’ rights to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent.

Read the report for our full analysis and sources.

COVA Contro:

Residents in Basilicata, near Eni oil production in the Val d’Agri and the Val Basento in Italy, have formed an association called Cova Contro, opposing the company and documenting environmental impacts. They allege that the company’s facilities have caused health issues in their communities and that the company’s facilities have poor labor practices. Eni contends that studies it paid for indicate no adverse health impacts.

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