Photograph by Jim Richardson, National Geographic
A Message From Shell
Energy is vital to our daily lives. It helps us produce food, fuel transport, and power communication channels across the world. Over the coming decades, more people will gain access to energy and enjoy higher standards of living. But at the same time, these developments could place an even greater pressure on our world's resources, from energy to fresh water and food.
At Shell, we are helping to meet the world's future energy needs in a responsible and sustainable way. We use advanced technologies and take an innovative approach to help deliver cleaner, more abundant energy while finding ways to use energy more efficiently. This has seen us develop cleaner sources such as natural gas and offer our customers more advanced and efficient fuels.
We recognize, however, that with more than 9 billion people expected to live on Earth by 2050, we cannot meet the world's energy needs alone. We need to collaborate and work in partnership to share knowledge and ideas, and to drive forward research and development.
That is why Shell is proud to partner with National Geographic in The Great Energy Challenge. Through this initiative we can listen to and learn the ideas of others, while sharing our own expertise and insights. Together, we can make a lasting impact, and build a sustainable energy future.
To find out more about how Shell is engaging through the Great Energy Challenge please visit our partnership showcase at: www.nationalgeographic.com/gecpartnershowcase/
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