Our world is experiencing transformative change. Geopolitical forces are realigning. The centre of economic gravity is moving east. Our climate is changing, and we are heading for a population of 9–10 billion by mid-century that is economically globalised and undergoing profound urbanisation and demographic transitions.
The Australian Academy of Science’s ambitious Australia 2050 project is intended to help Australia chart its path into this uncertain but shared future by engaging scientists, business people, policy makers and members of the public in structured conversations about the challenges we face, and the kind of Australia we want for our children.
Australia 2050 was initiated in 2010 by the Australian Academy of Science with funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC). The project was run in two phases.
More information about all phases of this ambitious five-year project are available by downloading the resources above. The resources are intended to be used by groups around the country who want to discuss what they and others can do to influence Australia’s future. The Academy hopes that these resources will help contribute to many future conversations and debates about our future.
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