Think: Sustainability

Think: Sustainability is about practical actions for a better planet.

From waste to wealth, and grids to growth, the show digs into the impact of consumption across all areas of life — it tracks the movements, discoveries and technologies making way for a sustainable future.

The superannuation scheme was introduced in Australia to ensure people have the money they need when they reach retirement. But some 26 years after the scheme was sworn in, at what point did your retirement savings become a means to fund a renewable energy future?


Featuring:

Michael Bones - Head of Engagement at Future Super.

Glen Klatovsky - Deputy CEO of 350 Australia.

Stuart Palmer - Head of Ethics at Australian Ethical.

Dr Scott Dwyer and Dr Yohan Kim from the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney.


The rise of artificial intelligence has as many anxious as it does excited, with people concerned that autonomous technologies could automate them out of a job. But as technology continues to make huge leaps forward, there's very little in the way of policy to ensure these innovations don't disrupt people's working lives and contribute to a more unequal society.


Featuring:

Nicholas Davis - Head of Society and Innovation, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum.

Nik Dawson - PhD Student in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies at the University of Technology Sydney.


The International Seabed Authority has issued 29 exploration licenses for deep sea mining. But with the deep sea falling under the protections of outdated international agreements and largely remaining a mystery, how can we be sure mining the ocean floor won't bring about ecological destruction?


Featuring:

Ngenge Sasa - Local Level Government President in Balopa LLG, Manus Province, Papua New Guinea and Member of the Alliance of Solwara Warriors.

Elsa Dominish - Senior Research Consultant at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney.

Duncan Currie - Legal and Policy Advisor to the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition.


Two climate engineering technologies have been inscribed into the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fifth Assessment Report outlining they'll be crucial in ensuring we don't exceed 2 degrees of global warming. However, with little evidence as to how these technologies work in the field, is this just another attempt to stall more proactive climate action?


Featuring:

Jonathan Marshall - Future Fellow in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney.

Kerryn Brent - Law Lecturer at the University of Tasmania.

Steven Siems - Professor in the School of Earth Atmosphere and Environment at Monash University.


Warfare is destructive and absolute, but when conflict ends there is often surplus of weaponry. However, in burying or dumping these munitions when they're no longer needed, we've threatened the fabric of fragile ecosystems.


Featuring:

Stephen Billings - Geophysicist with GapEOD (Gap Explosive Ordnance Detection Pty Ltd).

Julie Konzuk - Principal Environment Engineer with Geosyntec Consultants.

Dr Megan Phillips - Lecturer in the School of Life Sciences at Head of PhytoLab at the University of Technology Sydney.