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 research, 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.

Major Initiatives: Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific (ZCEAP) »

The ANU Zero Carbon Energy for the Asia Pacific initiative aims to push the frontiers that will help future-proof the way Australia trades with the world, based on our abundant renewable energy resources.


ANU Solar Oration 2023: Generation Change – and the role of solar PV

At the 2023 ANU Solar Oration, hear from Professor Renate Egan about the opportunities the net zero transformation presents for Australia and some of the challenges we will need to navigate along the way.

Research »

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


Applications now open: Program Manager / Officer, Disaster Solutions »

Applications are now open for an outcomes focused Program Manager / Officer to work on the Disaster Solutions portfolio at ICEDS.
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Net zero by 2050? Too late. Australia must aim for 2035 »

Australia’s leading engineers and technology experts from the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering have called for Australia to get to net zero 15 years quicker than our current goal of 2050 to be more consistent with a 1.5℃ trajectory.

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