The climate challenge is a reality. Our societies have evolved over the past 200 years largely dependent on fossil fuel for energy. The CO2 emissions produced by burning these fuels are causing dangerous harm to our habitat and our health. This needs to be addressed with urgency.
We need a cultural shift in our ambition, behavior and values to build a sustainable future. Cape Farewell engages and inspires our greatest creative and visionary minds to work with scientists, clean-tech entrepreneurs, sociologists and designers to vision and help create the non-carbon society we must all aspire to.
Cape Farewell changes the way we think about climate. Partnering with world-renowned institutions, we engage our international audiences with film, artworks, novels and public facing narratives to motivate a creative and sustainable future for us all. Cape Farewell has a strategic programme of activity to help build the low carbon culture we need.
Cape Farewell was started in 2001 by artist David Buckland. Over the last decade we have worked with hundreds of artists, designers, film makers, writers and other creatives around the globe. We are a partner organisation informed by climate scientists, economists and social innovators to imagine a dynamic, sustainable and creative future. Our London office heads our pioneering international programme, while our Toronto based Foundation runs a truly innovative programme in North America.
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What we're dealing with in the climate issue is, after all, a titanic clash of interests. It is not helped by a superficial and, in many cases, irresponsible press that prefers denial to truth. Read notes from Ross Gelbspan's talk...
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