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What are Shell Scenarios?

Shell has been a pioneer in developing scenarios to explore the future and deepen its strategic thinking for 45 years. 

New Lens on the Future

Our New Lens Scenarios explore two possible ways the 21st century could unfold, with dramatically different implications for society and energy. 

New Lenses on Future Cities

We analysed six city archetypes to better understand the changing world and created scenarios for how individual cities might evolve and become more efficient.

Shell Scenarios in film

A selection of short films introduce and explain the Shell Scenarios over the years, and the work of our Scenarios team.

Earlier scenarios

Shell Scenarios since the 1970s have helped us understand how the world and its energy system could evolve in decades to come.

Peaceful streets or buzzing blocks? Take the Future Cities quiz

Peaceful streets or buzzing blocks?

House or High-rise? Take the Future Cities quiz and match yourself to a global city!

Take the Future Cities quiz

Featured Content

World Energy Model

Find out how the World Energy Model can explore different plausible future energy scenarios all the way to the year 2100.

Global Supply Model

Find out how the Scenarios team explores future oil and gas production potential to 2100.