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, which 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.

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Japan’s Net Zero Carbon Emissions: What Happens Now?

Join us in this online event to discuss Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's announcement, which committed Japan to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 46 percent by 2030, compared to 2013 emissions.
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Summertime: Reflections on a Vanishing Future

Join us for Summertime: Reflections on a Vanishing Future, a discussion with Professor Danielle Celermajer.

Research »

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

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Victoria makes pledge to halve carbon emissions by 2030 »

Prof Will Steffen on Victoria's new pledges
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Podcast: Australia’s climate narrative after the Biden summit »

Expert panel discusses discuss the Biden climate summit and Australia’s climate policy debate.

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