Shell Energy Scenarios to 2050 - Signals and Signposts (2011 update)

For 40 years, Shell has drawn on its scenarios to enhance business
decisions and its ability to respond to change. Our most recent
scenarios also contributed positively to the global public debate on
energy and the environment.
But the financial crash, the deepest economic slump in 70 years, and a patchy and
fragile recovery have changed the world dramatically. We must consider how these
events may or may not have altered our energy outlooks. Signals & Signposts offers

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Rebalancing Act: Four scenarios to rebalance the Uk economy

This report is an attempt to take a more
analytical approach to this debate. It starts by
analysing the current and historical balance
of the UK economy in comparison to other
rich countries, and highlighting the challenges
of drawing firm inferences about the state
of sectoral balance from a straightforward
comparison with other countries. The report
then models four different scenarios for future
growth, to determine the credibility of different
visions for a rebalanced economy. It concludes

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The future of hardware retailing: four scenarios

Project aim: to explore the pressures on the global food system between now and 2050 and
identify the decisions that policy makers need to take today, and in the years ahead, to ensure that
a global population rising to nine billion or more can be fed sustainably2 and equitably.
The global food system will experience an unprecedented confluence of pressures over the next
40 years. On the demand side, global population size will increase from nearly seven billion today to

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Future Scenarios for the German Photovoltaic Industry

This report was commissioned by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills to contribute to the evidence base for Skills for Jobs: Today and Tomorrow, the National Strategic Skills Audit for England 2010. It sets out the overall findings of the project undertaken by SAMI Consulting Limited. The project addressed the question: “What will be the drivers and impact of change on the employment and skills landscape in England by 2020; what are the challenges and opportunities for government and employers?”

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Learning from the future : Scenarios for post-16 learning

We present four scenarios for the sector in 20 years’ time. They focus on the organisation of the sector and are driven by: the need to raise skills so that business can compete in the international market persistent market failure at the bottom end of the labour market continuing high levels of social exclusion. The scenarios are built around two forms of government
intervention – labour market regulation and increased public investment – and are structured round four themes mentioned earlier in our report:
skills priorities – the focus of the sector integration

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Global Europe 2050

We can rise to the Europe 2020 challenges of dealing with an ageing population, securing sustainable
resources, developing clean energy supplies, improving healthcare and combating
climate change – but only if we take effective short, medium and long term action. This is why
the European Commission asked twenty five leading analysts to look into the future and workthrough
a number of scenarios to see where the EU might be in 2050.
Their work, presented in this Global Europe 2050 report, analyses three key scenarios which

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