Climate change and its effects are the biggest obstacle we are facing today and the main impetus for efforts made by organizations and institutions globally. An example of this is the commitment adopted by governments in the well-known Paris Agreement (COP 21). Its measures include limiting the increase in the overall temperature of the planet to less than 2 °C (caused primarily by Greenhouse Gases (GHG)), and it has set an ideal goal of not exceeding 1.5 °C.
Within this context, and with an ongoing commitment to the environment, Enel Chile and the Enel Group have adopted the necessary measures to minimize these harmful effects, establishing the "Decarbonization" of the energy matrix by 2050 as a goal. The Enel Group has employed a strategy to achieve this that considers the development of two fundamental elements as a priority: Renewable Energy and Digitization. Thus, the activities pertaining to our business are focused on creating a transition to a "low carbon" matrix, developing products and services with high energy efficiency, and promoting the use of electricity in transportation, industries, and homes.
Specifically, at Enel Chile we have invested heavily in improving the environmental performance of all our assets, and we have created a company dedicated to the sustainable development of cities, while encouraging electric mobility and heating, and the digitization of the electricity supply service.
We also value our heritage in biodiversity. We are currently conducting ecosystem studies of more than 23,000 hectares of native forest. Moreover, through the Huinay Foundation, we are able to analyze the land and marine ecosystems of Chilean Patagonia and contribute to the country with relevant data that help to conserve the biodiversity of our coasts and southernmost region.