Shell Powering Progress Together is a conference focused on the solutions needed to tackle society’s future energy challenges. The first event was held in Rotterdam in 2012. Since then, more than 5,000 guests from business, government and civil society have come together in a series of engagements around the world.

Today, addressing climate change and other environmental issues is vital in any discussion about the world’s energy future.

Energy is needed to provide a good quality of life for people across the planet. Around a billion people who have no access to energy today want to lift themselves from poverty . Even with a huge improvement in energy efficiency, the world is likely to be using 50% more energy by 2070, compared to today . But this increasing demand needs to be met even as carbon emissions have to be reduced.

The world’s transition to a low-carbon future will unfold at different paces in different places. Some countries will move faster than others. Some industries and sectors can move faster than others.

The Shell Powering Progress Together conference brings together stakeholders from governments, businesses and individuals to better understand the immense opportunities and challenges to provide more and cleaner energy solutions in support of the global drive towards a sustainable energy future.

Each year events are held in Asia, Europe and the Americas. This allows for dialogue to be more focused on the specific opportunities and challenges that affect each region.

Please explore these conversations through the links below.

Events around the world

UK: Powering Progress Together

Business leaders, policymakers and academics gathered in the UK on July 3 2019 for Shell Powering Progress Together – a series of discussions focusing on how society can move towards a lower carbon future. 

Singapore: Powering Progress Together

Shell’s Powering Progress Together forum in Singapore saw 150 business leaders, politicians and academics gather for a discussion the world’s transition to a low-carbon future.

California: Powering Progress Together

Business leaders, policymakers and academics will gather in San Francisco, California, for Shell Powering Progress Together

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Sky scenario

The Sky scenario illustrates a technically possible, but challenging pathway for society to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.

The energy future

How will the world produce more, cleaner energy to power our homes and cities, and fuel our vehicles in decades to come?

Make the Future

#MakeTheFuture showcases the on-going actions Shell is taking to help create this more sustainable energy-rich, lower carbon future.