Better Futures Australia is a way to continue to share the multitude of stories of progress and good things that are happening, so we galvanise around a common goal – net-zero before 2050.
“Humans are a species that has evolved to tell stories. Stories that provide morals, metaphors and ways to engage and make meaning of the world. It is the poets, musicians and artists who can save us.
"I love the quote by Raymond Williams that goes,
To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing.
"We know the alarm bell’s being rung, but if you ring the alarm and don’t show people where the exits are, you’re going to have trouble".
Damon’s most recent film, 2040, is an innovative feature documentary that explores what the future would look like by the year 2040 if we embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet. It was released in April 2019 and is already in the top five highest grossing documentaries of all time in Australian cinema.
"I thought that narrative – around what people can do with all this energy and frustration – was missing. It felt like the right time to shift the spotlight onto those people who aren’t being paralysed by fear, and who are rolling their sleeves up and making good things happen. Better Futures Australia is a way to continue to share the multitude of stories of progress and good things that are happening, so we galvanise around a common goal – net-zero before 2050".
Damon is a sought-after speaker and spoke at the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit in New York. Damon has also addressed numerous Governments around the world and spoken at organisations such as Google, BP, PWC, ANZ , Zurich, Atlassian and many more. He was a NSW nomination for Australian of the Year in 2020.
Damon Gameau is an Australian television and film actor and director.