About Us

We connect people with climate, energy & disaster-risk research from the Australian National University. Our goal is to advance innovative solutions to address climate change, energy system transitions and disasters. We facilitate integrated approaches to research, teaching and policy, industry and community engagement across disciplines. We also lead the ANU Below Zero Initiative in reserach, teaching and engagement. The initiative is working to reduce the University's greenhouse gas emissions to below zero.

Our Institute consolidates and builds on the activities of the former ANU Climate Change Institute, Energy Change Institute, and Disaster Risk Science Institute.

Research »

We study the effects of climate change, the energy transition, and disasters and their impacts on society and societal responses.


$45m injection to electrify innovation in Aussie solar tech »

The Australian National University (ANU) will play a critical role in researching and developing cheaper, more efficient and more sustainable solar technologies thanks to a multi-million dollar cash splash that will ignite a spark in Australian solar innovation.

Building resilience to floods requires transformative action to tackle climate change »

Health practitioners have the opportunity to contribute their expertise to help reduce the health consequences of climate disasters across the prevention, preparedness, response and recovery phases of disaster management, say the authors of a Perspective published today by the Medical Journal of Australia.

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