In its report, Shell states that it fully supports the Paris agreement on limiting warming well below 2 degrees C and supports “the vision of a transition to a zero net energy system.” However, unlike its European oil group BP, Shell does not commit to transferring its own activities to zero emissions. Shell`s own business is therefore not in line with the objective of the Paris Agreement and the company is facing litigation in its home country, the Netherlands. Current emission reduction plans or determinable national contributions (NDCs) presented by countries under the Paris Agreement are also insufficient. As Shell points out in its report, current CNN is about 3 degrees C of warming. “In the coming decades, we expect countries to toughen these NCCs to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement,” the report says. Shell`s view seems to be that the world has decades to gather its actions. The Paris Agreement is an agreement within the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which deals with greenhouse gas emissions, climate, adaptation and financing from 2020. The long-term objective of the Paris Agreement is to keep the increase in global average temperature well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels; and limit the rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. In 2015, governments took a major step forward by concluding an agreement in Paris to combat climate change by limiting the increase in global average temperatures over the course of this century to a level well below two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. While Shell claims to fully support the Paris Agreement, in another apparent contradiction, the company states in its report that the measures necessary for the government to achieve the Paris targets could harm its activities: “Policies and rules to limit the rise in global temperatures to temperatures well below 2 degrees Celsius could have a significant negative impact on Shell – by increasing operating costs and reducing demand for some of our produce. “If this type of sectoral action does not take place, the world will not achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement. Ben van Beurden also warned on Wednesday that energy companies that do not cooperate under the 2015 Paris Agreement to combat climate change are at risk of leaving business.