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Helping cities navigate the energy transition

Our research has shown us that while each city is unique, there are fundamental needs common to most cities that require attention to build sustainable cities of the future. Working closely with city stakeholders such as government, private sector and local communities, we aim to help cities move people and goods with lower emissions, switch to cleaner energy options and embed sustainable features in their built environments.

Shell’s collaborative approach

We adopt a user-centric approach of co-creating and experimenting with city stakeholders innovative concepts, scenarios, technologies and business models in actual living environments.

When collaborating with cities, we take a holistic view of their unique needs. City Solutions will originate opportunities with city stakeholders through co-visioning workshops that identify pathways towards a lower carbon future.

We innovate a suite of solutions with commercially viable business models that help meet city stakeholders’ carbon reduction goals. Our team will bring in various Shell expertise available globally for seamless implementation and deployment. We can also offer unique access to an extensive network of technology partners, suppliers and contractors.

Resilient Cities Network

Shell Resilient Cities Network
Shell City Solutions collaborates with the Resilient Cities Network to support cities in managing resilient energy and mobility transition.
Emily Tan, General Manager Shell City Solutions and Lauren Sorkin, Executive Director Resilient Cities Network announced the programme at the World Cities Summit June 21.

Shell City Solutions collaborates with the Resilient Cities Network to support cities in managing resilient energy and mobility transition.

Shell City Solutions and the Resilient Cities Network launched the Resilient Energy & Mobility Transition Programme which provides collaborative platforms to support cities around the world in managing resilient energy and mobility transition. View press release.

Teams from selected cities drawn from the Resilient Cities Network, whose proposals are successful, will work with a group of experts to identify appropriate strategies for their cities' specific challenges and co-develop innovative solutions. The programme is expected to run from June 2021 to May 2022. To find out more about the programme and how your city can participate, please view here.

How City Solutions collaborates with city stakeholders

Paris scenarios

In 2019, Shell—alongside Vinci Group and the OECD—hosted a City Scenarios workshop in Paris. Key stakeholders from across both public and private sectors came together to discuss how to collectively address and meet the objectives in the Paris 2050 Climate Action Plan. The challenge is to deliver a low-carbon city in the context of rapid urbanisation. The outcomes of this workshop led to a sketch which explores three scenarios towards the goals of the Paris Climate Action Plan.

National University of Singapore

In 2021, Shell joined hands with the National University of Singapore to advance decarbonisation solutions in a new research programme that aims to sustainably convert carbon dioxide into cleaner fuels and useful chemicals.

Energy Market Authority

In Singapore, Shell signed a multi-year partnership with the Energy Market Authority (EMA) to develop innovative energy solutions and grow local capabilities in the areas of energy storage and digitalization. As part of this partnership, Shell is working with a local consortium to develop Singapore’s first series of service stations with smart energy management solutions integrating solar, battery and fast charging.

Solutions for your city

Focusing on mobility, energy and environment, Shell City Solutions can co-create integrated urban solutions with government, the private sector and community.

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A closer look at City Solutions

City Solutions General Manager Emily Tan explores some of the issues facing cities today.


Recently, Shell City Solutions General Manager Emily Tan hosted a roundtable discussion at the World City Summit (WCS) with global city stakeholders from OECD, Resilient Cities Network and the City of Rotterdam. The panel discussed the role of cities in global climate change, and how cities could decarbonise whilst building their resilience.

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