Closing the event, Shell’s Singapore Country Chair, Goh Swee Chen, said: “Shell has long recognised the need to reduce carbon emissions and to stem the problem of air pollution in many parts of Asia. But we also know that more energy is needed to provide a decent quality of life for people, not only in Asia, but across the world.

“That is why we have created platforms like the Powering Progress Together forum and the Make the Future Festivals. We are here to challenge existing assumptions and to find innovative ways to solve problems.”

PPT is part of the first-ever Make the Future Singapore. The four-day event features a range of energy ideas that address the global energy challenge: how to meet the energy demands of the future, while producing less carbon dioxide emissions.