Commited to the initiative act4nature international
In 2020, the EDF Group took 17 commitments under the act4nature France initiative and at international level commits to:
Reduce the contribution of its activities to the main pressure factors
Changes in land and over-sea use
The EDF Group works jointly with IUCN to develop by 2021 guidelines in favour of biodiversity in the fields of wind and solar power.
Protection & training
In Laos, the EDF Group, with the support of its stakeholders, will propose the listing of the Nakai-Nam Theun national park on the IUCN 2020 Green List of protected areas. EDF has also committed to provide training to local communities in the management and use of natural resources by 2022.
Study of materiality
In Italy, Edison will realize a study of materiality in order to define major actions in favor of biodiversity to be implemented with its stakeholders.
In 2020, EDF will review the Group biomass policy including new commitments in favour of biodiversity.
Conservation & enhancement
In nuclear generation (France, UK), the sites will implement action plans to conserve and enhance biodiversity on outstanding environments on non-operational landholdings in partnership with local actors.
The EDF Group already operates one of the lowest-carbon power generation fleet(1). EDF boosts its commitment to lower its direct CO2 emissions by 2030 (from -40% to -50%). EDF commits to cease all coal-fired electricity generation by 2030, and to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
The EDF Group aims to mitigate light pollution by mobilizing its R&D resources to better understand the impact of artificial light on fauna. EDF has committed to set up a methodology to measure the impact of artificial light on fauna, and to assess its efficiency on at least two sites by 2022.
(1) EDF Group 2019 direct CO2 emissions, excluding life cycle analysis (LCA) of production means and fuel: 55 g/kWh produced. European Union average: 282 g/kWh produced. Global average for the electricity sector: 485 g/kWh produced. Source: International Energy Agency, Sept. 2019.