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 - Indonesia: Transitioning Towards a Sustainable and Inclusive Energy Future

What are the opportunities and challenges that Indonesia - one of the world’s most populous and largest economies – might face as it aims to achieve net-zero emissions by 2060, while growing its economy and increasing prosperity for its people?

NEW Sketch – Singapore: A 21ˢᵗ century energy hub

Singapore is one of the world’s largest oil product distribution hubs and is an important part of the energy system in the Asia-Pacific region. But its major customers are now looking to transition their energy systems, with a view to achieving net-zero emissions in the decades ahead. That means change for the energy sector in Singapore and has implications for the future prosperity of the country.

NEW Sketch – Achieving a carbon-neutral energy system in China by 2060

China is the world’s biggest energy user and coal consumer, but also the world’s largest producer of renewable energy and the leader in electric vehicle manufacture and adoption.

Sketch – India: Transforming to a net-zero emissions energy system

Explore a highly challenging, but possible pathway for India to achieve a net-zero emissions energy system by 2050.

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 – 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 – 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 – 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.