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Shell Powering Progress Together 2013 Rotterdam

On May 15th, 2013, the Shell Powering Progress Together Forum brought together 500 delegates from all areas of society, including government, business and civil society. Presenters from the different areas of society discussed the implications and solutions for the worlds’ vital resources that will come under greater pressure over the next decades to come.

Below is the full coverage shared during the event itself. Further information can be found online here. For more about what Shell is doing on resilience, click here

  • The city is also using floating photo-voltaic panels for energy.

    by Shell on May 15, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    5/15/2013 12:21:14 PM
  • Is sky-rise farming the next frontier?

    by Shell on May 15, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    5/15/2013 12:23:01 PM
  • Julian leaves us with some key takeaways for liveable, sustainable cities, which include needing good governance; long-term thinking; an integrated approach; and systematic innovation.

    by camera on May 15, 2013 at 2:16 PM via email

    5/15/2013 12:23:45 PM

  • by Lillo on May 14, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    5/15/2013 12:24:11 PM
  • Maryam will put some questions to Julian and Alexandra now. First she asks Alexandra what Rotterdam needs to do to encourage collaboration.
    5/15/2013 12:24:58 PM
  • Collaboration starts with the right mindset. It's not about waiting and seeing until someone else is doing it. It's about getting going together. And getting away from the normal ways of working. Now it's let's go and see how we can change business models.
    5/15/2013 12:26:08 PM
  • Maryam asks how Alexandra how many projects come off the ground. Alexandra reveals there are hundreds of projects under way and that working together is very satisfying- if at times challenging.
    5/15/2013 12:28:36 PM

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  • Can other cities in Asia accomplish what Singapore has? Julian gives local success stories such as as a Beijing project to divert water from south to north borrowed from Singapore's example to capture water.
    5/15/2013 12:32:14 PM
  • The Mayor of Christchurch in New Zealand is now joining live by video.
    5/15/2013 12:34:15 PM
  • An amazing video of what Christchurch has become now shown before the video call with the Major or the city.

    5/15/2013 12:38:58 PM
  • Bob Parker, Mayor of Christchurch is speaking live from New Zealand. The city suffered a major earthquake in 2011. 

    by camera on May 15, 2013 at 2:40 PM via email

    5/15/2013 12:41:14 PM
  • Everybody has in them the ability to rise to the occasion. That's what we saw in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake.
    5/15/2013 12:42:32 PM

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  • by Shell on May 15, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    Maryam asks if Bob is still concerned with the medium-long- term consequences of the earthquake, for example with people moving out of the city affecting the economy. Bob says the economy is strong. They changed the rules by allowing people to move their businesses with them. 
    5/15/2013 12:46:38 PM
  • How will the new Christchurch be different in the future?
    It will be a low-rise city. There will be new parks and other facilities. It will be an even greener, more sustainable and safer city with people at its heart.
    5/15/2013 12:47:27 PM
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  • Thanks to Bob Parker, Mayor of Christchurch for joining us from the other side of the world. The next session starts to bring together the themes discussed so far. Starts after a coffee break here in Rotterdam.
    5/15/2013 12:51:09 PM
  • Sessions so far this afternoon have looked into how society, businesses and cities have to adapt and change as global population grows and resources get tighter. Do please vote in our poll, just below, and let us know who you think should lead the charge for change.

    Our last two sessions this afternoon will also be live streamed on this page. First should be live from quarter past.
    5/15/2013 12:54:57 PM
  • Our final panel starting shortly will bring together the different areas of society. The speakers are: Thijs Jurgens, Bader Al Lamki and Daan Roosegaarede. To find out more about them, visit the website here.
    5/15/2013 1:11:41 PM
  • Thijs Jurgens - Shell

    by Shell on May 9, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Thijs Jurgens was recently appointed as Vice-President Innovation at Shell. He spent the last few years in Shell’s headquarters in The Hague as the Senior Advisor to the Executive Committee, focusing on Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa, and a Director of Shell International. 

    5/15/2013 1:12:18 PM
  • Daan Roosegaarde - Studio Roosegaarde

    by Shell on May 9, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde explores the dawn of a new nature that is evolving from technological innovations. With projects ranging from fashion to architecture, he creates smart and social designs that instinctively interact with sound and movement. Roosegaarde’s remarkable works function as exploration of the dynamic relation between architecture, people, and technology. He has several awards, like the TIM Award for Most Innovative Leader and China's Most
    Successful Design Award.

    5/15/2013 1:12:47 PM
  • Bader Al Lamki - Masdar

    by Shell on May 9, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Bader al Lamki is responsible for steering and guiding the teams within Masdar Clean Energy to achieve their performance excellence in all areas of operations focusing on large-scale renewable energy utility projects, carbon capture utilisation and storage and industrial energy efficiency. 
    5/15/2013 1:13:10 PM

  • by Lillo on May 14, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    Coffee break is about to end. Audience is taking seats again... 
    5/15/2013 1:21:02 PM

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  • We are now starting the next panel session, Exploring Solutions Together. 
    panellists are now live on stage and through the live stream.
    5/15/2013 1:24:08 PM
  • Thijs Jurgens, Shell VP Innovation, takes to the stage holding a solar panel and a phial of oil. He says he will explain why shortly...
    5/15/2013 1:25:23 PM

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  • With almost 3 billion people expected to join the middle classes by 2050, Thijs Jurgens, Shell VP Innovation, asks what will happen to energy demand as wealth rises. 

    by Shell on May 9, 2013 at 9:58 PM
    5/15/2013 1:26:56 PM

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  • Thijs says we will need all energy sources in the future, including renewables, but we will also need oil and gas. He turns back to the solar panel and oil to explain that in Oman Shell is part of a pilot plant that uses sunlight instead of natural gas to heat water into steam which then heats oil to boost recovery. This will help to meet growing demand with a lower environmental footprint. A 1% increase in oil production equates 3 years of extra production. 

    by Shell on May 9, 2013 at 9:58 PM

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  • Letting data become valuable information
    by Shell on May 9, 2013 at 9:58 PM
    Seeing the unseen
    by Shell on May 9, 2013 at 9:58 PM

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    5/15/2013 1:29:51 PM
  • We can leverage the best ideas, from wherever they come. No one company can do everything alone. So we are developing programmes to allow us to do open innovation.

    5/15/2013 1:30:53 PM
  • Thijs explains how Shell is innovating the way it innovates. What if we could learn more from the gaming industry and Hollywood and apply that to oil recovery? 

    by camera on May 15, 2013 at 3:26 PM via email

    5/15/2013 1:31:09 PM

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  • He explains that Shell is part of a pilot plant that uses sunlight instead of natural gas to heat water into steam which then heats oil to boost recovery, helping to meet growing demand with a lower environmental footprint.

    Shell Technology Ventures helps get the best and brightest ideas and technologies up and running in Shell's projects as fast as possible.

    by Shell on May 9, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    5/15/2013 1:32:48 PM
  • Thijs explained how Shell Technology Works, and its aim to position the company in a hotspot of innovation and research. The aim is to connect with other industries, medical, space and defense, for example, to share common solutions to what may look like very different challenges.
    5/15/2013 1:34:02 PM
  • “We want to be part of the dialogue and show what a country in the Middle-East can do. Masdar has been so successful through collaborating with others and I am happy to share experiences today.” Bader Al Lamki, Director Clean Energy, Masdar, UAE
    5/15/2013 1:34:24 PM
  • Bader see resilience as a common goal. In the Netherlands people want to resist floods. In UAE people had to learn how to survive temperatures of 50 degrees in the summer months and scarce food and water.

    by Shell on May 15, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    by Shell on May 15, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    5/15/2013 1:35:57 PM
  • Being resilient doesn't mean we need to change, it means we need to adapt.
    5/15/2013 1:36:09 PM
  • The UAE needs to diversify its economy, according to Bader. He  believes hydrocarbon resources will diminish over time so we need new sources  of energy.
    5/15/2013 1:36:25 PM

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  • Bader Al Lamki, Director Clean Energy, Masdar describes a pioneering project to save 175,000 tonnes of CO2 a year. 

    Masdar was formed seven years ago. It is innovative, with a bottom-up approach. We need to consider not only the way we produce energy but the way we consume it. Cities are responsible for around 70% of global emissions.

    by Shell on May 15, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    5/15/2013 1:38:12 PM
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