Climate Change and Innovation: Australian Opportunities and Optimism

The Centre for Optimism

Usually reported as doom and gloom, there’s a bright spark of optimism in the Climate Debate.

The video Climate Change and Innovation: Opportunities and Optimism captures a vibrant Australian forum hosted by The Centre for Optimism and IdeaSpies.

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This interesting panel conversation was led by ideaSpies Climate Editors Angus M Robinson and Jeremy Wright and moderated by The Centre for Optimism’s Victor Perton with IdeaSpies Chair Lynn Wood and Maddie Cunningham.

The panellists:

  • Dr Vanessa Rauland, Founder and CEO at ClimateClever. Vanessa “is a carbon nerd, a yoga junkie, an outdoor enthusiast and an eternal optimist.”
  • Rebecca Huntley, author of “How to Talk about Climate Change in a way that makes a Difference”
  • Dr Tom Denniss, Executive Chair, Wave Swell Energy Ltd Daniel Mason-D’Croz, Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO
  • William Blomfield, Assistant Director, Climate Innovation and Investment, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Grant McDowell, Co-Founder Enosi Australia

Victor Perton asked each participant what makes you optimistic?

What makes you optimistic?

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