2040 is produced by the same creative team behind the popular and award-winning feature documentary That Sugar Film. Released in 30+ countries and accompanied by multi-platform impact campaign, That Sugar Film helped to raise awareness of hidden sugars in our food supply and empowered audiences to take control of their sugar consumption in order to improve their health and wellbeing.
NEW ZEALAND: ‘2040’ is now available on disc and digital in Australia and New Zealand. You can buy the DVD or Blu-ray at the Madman Online Store here or head over to iTunes, Google play or YouTube to stream or download a digital copy.
IRELAND: ‘2040’ is now available on digital platforms listed here.
RUSSIA: ‘2040’ is now available online in Russia! If you are in Russia, you can now head over to iTunes, ivi.ru, or okko.tv to stream the film.
US: ‘2040’ will be having it’s Virtual Theatrical Premiere on Friday 5 June to celebrate World Environment Day! The premiere will be followed by a week of live in-depth Q&As and panel discussions. Click here to find all sessions.
ITALY: ‘2040’ will be airing on June 4th and 5th on laF- Feltrinelli channel (Sky 135) with further release plans to be announced in the coming weeks.
TURKEY: ‘2040’ is available to watch on BluTV.
CANADA: ‘2040’ will be available from 5th June on the following Video On Demand platforms; Apple, Google Play, Rogers VOD, Shaw VOD, Telus VOD, and Bell VOD.
TAIWAN: ‘2040’ will be available from 5th June on the following Video On Demand platforms; Google Play, CatchPlay+. my Video, friDay, Cht MOD, Hami video, bbTV.
OTHER COUNTRIES: We’re working with our international distributors to bring digital screening options to the territories that 2040 has been released in. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on international release plans are continually evolving and we are looking into the best ways to share ‘2040’ widely and reach audiences all around the world.
Digital community and corporate screenings are now available so you can bring your community together virtually during the COVID-19 lockdown.
If you are in Australia, New Zealand or the wider Oceania region simply fill out our online booking form and tell us about the event you would like to host!
We can even help you set up a virtual discussion following the film to enable you to share the experience with your audience. You can also request a Q&A with Director Damon Gameau. Once your booking is confirmed we will send you a Community Screening Toolkit packed with useful info, tips and resources for hosting a successful screening event.
If you are in the United Kingdom or Ireland please fill in the online form here.
OTHER COUNTRIES: We’re working with our international distributors to bring digital screening options to the territories that 2040 has been released in. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on international release plans are continually evolving and we are looking into the best ways to share ‘2040’ widely and reach audiences all around the world. You can sign up to the Regeneration mailing list and follow @2040Film on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and we’ll keep you updated on all the latest news.
‘2040’ is now available for schools in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Ireland, to utilise the film as a learning tool or host on-site screenings for the whole school community, including fundraisers. Once you’ve purchased your copy, we will send you a link to download our School Action Toolkit and add you to our schools mailing list (optional).
We have an online screening option now available so that you can share the film digitally with your teaching staff and students. To enquire about this option and screening options for the United Kingdom and Ireland, please email [email protected] and our team will help you set this up.
TEACHERS OUTSIDE THESE COUNTRIES: To find out when the film will be available for educational use in your country, please sign-up to the schools mailing list mailing and we will keep you updated.
We’ve partnered with Cool Australia to create over 30 free lesson plans that utilise short clips from 2040 to support classroom learning; providing step-by step instructions, student worksheets and engaging content – all mapped to both the Australian and New Zealand curriculum for Years 5-10. Explore and download the free lesson plans via the Cool Australia portal. All materials are free to access once you create a user account.
We are currently building partnerships and raising funding to adapt these lesson plans for other countries. Please visit our Schools page and sign up to the schools mailing list to find out when we have new versions ready to release.
If you are an organisation and educator who would be interested in partnering with us to align our educational resources with local curriculum, please register your interest by emailing [email protected]
Please submit an enquiry via this Contact Us form selecting the ‘Speaker Request for Damon Gameau’ option. Your enquiry will be forwarded to Damon’s booking agent who will be in touch to discuss your proposed event. Please note that a speaker fee will be applicable.
2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration is available in bookstores and online. Find out more here!
The Regeneration is a global movement of people who are mobilised to learn about, contribute to, advocate for and invest in regenerative solutions that improve the wellbeing of the planet, all people and all living systems.
In order for us to realise a brighter 2040, we have created a participatory action hub where you can create a personalised action plan and connect with a network of organisations who are all doing their part to combat climate change.
Visit the 2040 website and activate your plan now! Together, we can all be part of telling a new story for our planet by bringing regenerative climate solutions into the mainstream.
Our seaweed project is a great example of how we are using the film to scale real-world solutions. For this project, we have teamed up with the Intrepid Foundation, the Climate Foundation, and the University of Tasmania, to crowdfund Australia’s first regenerative kelp farm in Storm Bay, Tasmania. Thanks to all the generous contributions, we reach our fundraising target and the build of the platform is now underway!
Damon had the opportunity to visit Brian Von Herzen and the University of Tasmania project team in December last year and it was a thrill to see baby kelp bred in the lab now growing on test lines at the field site. You can see it for yourself in this video!
We’re preparing to launch a fundraiser for a new seaweed project based in the UK and we are excited to share the details with you in the coming months. In the meantime, all new donations received on the current crowdfunding page will be allocated to the new project. Donate to the campaign, or create your own discreet fundraiser here.
PAUL HAWKEN, Project Drawdown
DR KATE RAWORTH, Doughnut Economics
NEEL TAMHANE, SolShare
DR BRIAN VON HERZEN, The Climate Foundation
DR AMANDA CAHILL, The Next Economy
TONY SEBA, Rethink X
ERIC TOENSMEIER, The Carbon Farming Solution
COLIN SEIS, Pasture Cropping Specialist
HELENA NORBERG-HODGE, Local Futures
PROFESSOR JOHN E. PETERSON, Oberlin College
DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR GENEVIEVE BELL, Australian National University
Find out more about our experts contributors here
Interviews were filmed with over 100 children aged 6-11 years old in 7 different locations around the world. They shared their concerns, hopes and ideas for the future they want to inherit, all of which guided Damon’s journey to discover solutions that could help create that future. Members of the local communities who are pioneering, or have embraced, the solutions we explore, are also featured. And we cast a number of professional actors, including Eva Lazzaro who plays Damon’s daughter Velvet in the scenes set in 2040.
2040 was financed with support from Screen Australia, Shark Island Institute, Good Pitch Australia, Documentary Australia Foundation, Film Victoria, private investment and philanthropic donations. The 2040 impact campaign is powered by a cross-sectorial coalition of impact partners, philanthropic donors and in-kind supporters.
We completed a carbon assessment to quantify and mitigate the emissions generated during production of the film. A thorough audit of all of our travel (air, road and rail), energy use (electricity, gas, diesel), water use and waste (recycled and landfill) revealed we had emitted around 2,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.
To offset our quantifiable emissions, we partnered with InfiniteEARTH and Veridium Labs to access certified triple gold carbon credits. But we also went a step further by partnering with Greening Australia and Intrepid Travel to plant a small native forest in northern NSW and worked with Dr Tim Moore from Biodiverse Carbon to calculate that this forest could sequester up to 90 tonnes of carbon by 2040.
Tackling climate change effectively requires drastically reducing global fossil fuel emissions, but shifting away from fossil fuels requires large-scale systemic changes. In the meantime, carbon offsetting can play an interim role by helping to fund projects that reduce future dependence on fossil fuels and keep or sequester carbon into the soil.
A carbon credit (or carbon offset) is a financial instrument that represents a tonne of Co2 (carbon dioxide) or Co2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) gases. Carbon offset schemes allow individuals and companies to invest in environmental projects around the world in order to balance out their own carbon footprints. The projects are usually based in developing countries and most commonly are designed to reduce future emissions. Carbon credits are generated by either reducing or removing emissions from the atmosphere (via sequestration and tree planting activities, often performed by Conservation Land Banks like InfiniteEARTH’s Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve) or by reducing future Co2 or Co2e emissions by funding development of renewable energy and other sustainability projects that can help shift manufacturing and industrial activities away from dependence on fossil fuels.