2040: Film screening and panel discussion

Two people planting a tree

Drawing on experts from around the world to focus on climate, economics, technology, civil society, agriculture and sustainability, 2040 maps out a pathway for change that can lead us to a more ecologically sustainable and equitable future.

Motivated by his 4-year-old daughter and concern for the planet she will inherit, award-winning director Damon Gameau embarks on a global journey to meet the innovators and change makers pioneering the best solutions already available to us today to improve the health of our planet and societies.

2040 is an entry point into a much larger world of climate solutions that are already within our reach. From seaweed farming to community renewable energy projects, people are taking matters into their own hands and creating innovative solutions to climate change.

This 90 minute film was followed by panel discussion and a Q&A session discussing grass roots, bottom-up initiatives tackling climate change in Australia. Panellists included:

  • Professor Kate Auty, ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment
  • Lawrence McIntosh, Principal Executive Officer, SolarShare Canberra