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Press release: Total meets with cities & NGOs to discuss alleged non-compliance with French duty of vigilance law
Author: Total, Published on: 26 June 2019
"Total Discusses Climate Change With Community Representatives", 18 June 2019
Total Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Patrick Pouyanné has met with 13 representatives from the local municipalities and NGOs who challenged Total on October 22, 2018 about its vigilance in the face of climate change.
During the meeting, [...] the community representatives expressed their concerns and their expectations with regard to Total. In response, Patrick Pouyanné described how Total’s strategy integrates the issue of climate change. This notably includes taking into account the energy market outlook for 2040 as predicted by the International Energy Agency in its Sustainable Development Scenario...
“Total welcomes dialogue with all its stakeholders,” said Mr. Pouyanné. “This meeting represents a first step. Total is eager for discussions to continue so that real-world initiatives can be undertaken with interested local communities. Total’s primary purpose is to provide as many people as possible with energy that is more reliable, more affordable and cleaner. National targets for complying with the Paris Agreement, and the measures to be implemented to meet them, are decided by each country’s government. Total complies with the laws and regulations applicable to its operations in all of the countries where we do business...