Zero Emission Leadership
Building a Zero-Emission Society with EVs
In 2015, the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) adopted the historic Paris Agreement to keep the increase in global temperature to "well below" 2 degrees Celsius. At COP24, held in 2018, parties agreed on concrete guidelines to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, namely, to achieve the peaking of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as early as possible and to strike a balance between GHG emissions from human activity and carbon absorption by nature by the second half of this century.
One of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), announced in 2015 as part of its 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, is to "take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts." Nissan is responding to these developments by focusing on electrification and other innovative technologies and by promoting decarbonization through reductions in CO2 emissions across the value chain, including by suppliers.
Scenario for CO2 emission volume reduction
According to the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, in order to curb global warming, the rise in the earth's average temperature must be kept within 2°C the industrial revolution. Under this premise, Nissan estimated that the CO2 emission of new vehicles must be reduced by 90% (as compared to 2000) by 2050. We target CO2 reduction through power source improvements and energy conversion.
Assertive use of renewable energy
As electric vehicles are powered by electricity which can be made from various energy sources, it can also be said that this technology is sustainable mobility from a non-exhaustible resource perspective.
Nissan leads the pack towards a zero-emission society.
Nissan considers the introduction and adoption of zero-emission vehicles one of the pillars of our corporate strategy. We are taking a comprehensive approach that involves boosting production and sales of zero-emission vehicles along with other activities coordinated with a variety of partners to popularize their use. We are committed to becoming a leader in the field of zero-emission vehicles. Not only are we increasing our development and production of zero-emission vehicles, we are forging numerous zero-emission partnerships with national and local governments, electric power companies and other industries to promote zero-emission mobility and explore how the necessary infrastructure can be built. We participate in a comprehensive range of vehicle-related initiatives, including the development of lithium-ion batteries, secondary use and recycling of batteries, construction of vehicle-charging infrastructure, helping to make smart grids a reality and standardization of charging methods with other manufacturers. Increasing uptake of zero-emission vehicles will bring lifestyle changes that lay the groundwork for a new mobility society. We provide more than just EVs themselves?we also embrace the new values that they represent.
Furthermore, our history with EVs goes deeper than simply manufacturing and selling the vehicles themselves. We helped to establish an environment allowing EVs to become part of our customers' lifestyles, and developed the Nissan Energy solution for enjoying life with an EV to the fullest. Together, these initiatives created what we call the Nissan EV Ecosystem.
As we continue to strive for a zero-emission society, we will expand and develop the Nissan EV Ecosystem even further.