#02 – Damon Gameau – Director of documentary 2040
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In  this episode,  I speak to Damon Gameau – award-winning documentary  film-maker, and the person behind a recently released feature-length  documentary on climate change called 2040.

​​Motivated by his  4-year-old daughter and concern for the planet she will inherit, Damon  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.

Drawing on some of the  best minds from around the world focusing 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.

We  discuss the impact of a solutions-based approach to communicating on  the issue of climate change, and the power it has to influence and  motivate action in a way and to a level that disaster-focused stories  struggle to do.

We also talk about the impact and motivations for  developing an online platform for the audience to engage with. Going  well beyond just informing people who watch the film, Damon and his team  have strived to create an accessible and effective means by which  people can channel their desire to act afterwards. This has resulted in  some amazing initiatives being supported and implemented, and an  ever-growing and engaged network being formed.


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