Fair and sustainable energy for a growing world

Indonesian farmer picks fruit

Universal and reliable access to modern energy production services at affordable prices is the seventh sustainable development goal of the UN 2030 Agenda. As a global energy tech company, this is also one of our goals and we implement concrete plans to achieve it. 

How we contribute to ensure access to energy

The main areas where we work to tackle energy poverty. By continuously interacting with and involving local communities in the countries where we operate, we promote access to energy using a number of tools:

Building natural gas infrastructure
Transferring part of the extracted gas to the domestic market
Distributing liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) locally
Building gas-fed thermal power plants
Installing plants to produce energy from renewable sources
Distributing more efficient cookstoves for domestic cooking
We will only pursue a just transition if everyone contributes to sharing the costs fairly, without burdening vulnerable communities. In order to achieve this, we need to put concrete plans in place and adopt different solutions that safeguard several geographies and actors, considering the whole system in its entirety. 
Claudio Descalzi Chief Executive Officer

Here's why energy supplies speak multiple languages

We rely on a robust global portfolio, on alliances with producer countries and on cooperation with international partners.

Worker on board the ship looks at the horizon

A flexible and urgent transition

Considering population growth and a growing global economy, it is necessary to guarantee access to energy sources and develop new production chains that support the pathway to decarbonization.

Source: Eni for 2023
energy demand

in 2050 vs. 2021 in emerging countries

760 mln

with no electricity access, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia in 2022 (Source: IEA)

2.2 bln

still without access to safely managed drinking water in 2022 (Source: DESA, UN)

3.5 bln

without safely managed sanitary facilities (Source: DESA, UN)

primary schools

globally without electricity, drinking water and basic sanitation

Source: Eni for 2023

Technology neutrality principle

A strategic study charts the best path to Europe's decarbonization by 2050 through the use of 100 key technologies.

Two scientists inside the lab as they analyze the panels around them

The main achievements of our projects

In the countries where we operate, we carry out local development projects to help improve the living standards of communities. Here are our main achievements in 2023.

new students

supported with access to education

19 k

supported with access to vocational training and supported in economic empowerment

62 k

supported with access to drinking water

330 k

supported with access to health services

Our commitment to promoting sustainable development

These are the main targets contained in Eni's decarbonization objectives (Net Zero Carbon Footprint Upstream by 2030, for all of Eni by 2035 and Net Zero GHG Lifecycle Emissions and Carbon Intensity by 2050).


recipients of the Clean Cooking Programme by 2030

86 k

who will have access to electricity by 2030

85 k

to protect the environment and biodiversity to be launched by 2030

More efficient cookstoves to accelerate the development of countries

By replacing traditional cookstoves with more modern and sustainable, locally produced models, we are helping to reduce indoor domestic pollution, promote the economic development of countries and reduce CO2 emissions in Mozambique, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. In particular, clean cooking significantly reduces the smoke released by combustion, improving the quality of life of families who do not have access to gas or electric stoves. Cookstoves also facilitate a more efficient use of wood biomass, thereby reducing deforestation, and contributing to create jobs because they are produced by local companies.

Towards a new energy

Visit the agri-feedstock projects that contribute to the increasingly sustainable supply of our biorefineries.

Eni for 2023. A Just Transition

Browse our voluntary sustainability report. Stories, case studies and testimonials on Eni's contribution to an increasingly sustainable, secure and affordable energy.

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