As part of our mission to understand what might be coming down the road, the Shell Scenarios team considers a huge range of issues. The team looks at the uncertainties around energy transitions and climate change, including country, region and sector perspectives – but we also want to understand key societal trends around the world. That means investigating topics as diverse as digitalisation, women’s empowerment, the common good and generational changes.

Here you can read ‘sketches’ that explore some of our recent and ongoing work.

NEW Sketch: A US net-zero CO₂ energy system by 2050

The Shell Scenarios team has outlined a possible pathway for the US to achieve a net-zero CO2 emissions energy system by 2050.

Sketch: Paris Metropole - becoming carbon-neutral by 2050

Paris aims to be carbon-neutral by 2050. Together with Leonard, the Scenarios team explored what it might take to get there.

Sketch: A climate-neutral EU by 2050

The EU aims to be climate-neutral by 2050. The Shell Scenarios team looked at what the EU might need to do to get there.

Sketch: The Digitalisation of Society

Digital technologies are changing the way we live, work and think – and in the Shell Scenarios team we’ve explored how they could affect the world in the years ahead.