About this Event
The Covid-19 crisis has led to much reflection on what we value and has given us a unique opportunity to ‘build back better’. Can changes in the food we eat, the energy we use, the way we travel and the way we save and spend money, help in addressing Oxford’s deep inequalities while steering us towards a low carbon future?
Now, more than ever, we need to hear positive voices in the ecological crisis. Join us to discuss the film 2040, director Damon Gameau’s ‘exercise in fact-based dreaming’. Using only the solutions that are available to us today, Damon envisions a positive future for our children and planet. He argues that we must address structural inequalities to progress towards the low-carbon future we need. At our meeting on 15 September we will be asking a panel of experts to help us envision what a more equal, fairer, less polluting Oxford could look like in 2040.
You can watch the film any time between 7 September and 15 September. It takes a solutions-based approach to how we can, using the technology we already have, mitigate the enormous global issues we currently face. It’s a story of hope, and a powerful prompt for us to imagine a different and better future. You can watch the trailer here.
The online panel discussion will focus on how changes in our attitudes towards food, energy, travel and money could help us make the steps we need to take to ensure a positive 2040 for Oxford.
You will be sent a link via email to watch the film at a time of your choosing between 19.00 BST on 7 September and 19.00 on 15 September. Watch the film and then join our panel in imagining another Oxford. The online panel discussion starts at 19.00 BST on 15 September.
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Programme for online panel discussion on 15 September 2020
19.00 Reflecting on the film
Panel of speakers on the themes in the film:
- Energy: Barbara Hammond MBE, Low Carbon Hub
- Travel: Abena Poku-Awuah, Coalition for Healthy Streets and Active Travel
- Food and farming: Harpreet Kaur-Paul, lawyer and climate-just solutions consultant
- Money and resources: Marloes Nicholls, Finance Innovation Lab
Each panellist will speak to their future vision for Oxford as a response to the film, creating a springboard for thinking what Oxford could be like and looking at how solutions could help in both reducing carbon and tackling inequality.
19.45 Break-out discussion groups imagining Oxford in 2040
20.30 Low Carbon Oxford North Annual General Meeting