Theme 2013 – Energy and Sustainability

The Science Film Festival continues its climate change series by exploring the pivotal field of energy and sustainability in 2013. We look at what solutions science and technology can offer in safeguarding the resources and benefits of the present for future generations and why civilization might be facing its greatest collective challenge in history this century. What kind of energy do we want to use in the future and what challenges await us over the coming decades are some of the fundamental questions the festival seeks to address this year. Our need for sustainable thinking has never been greater and perhaps nowhere else more so than in our production and consumption of energy. The choices we make today will affect generations to come.

The cost and availability of energy significantly impacts our quality of life, the productivity of economies, the relationships between nations and the balance of our natural environment. The Science Film Festival seeks to contribute to this crucial debate and to encourage the next generation of citizens and leaders to engage with this decisive topic and to be inspired and informed by films and programmes on the subject from around the world.