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.

A woman holds a block of coal up to her mouth as though she is about to eat it, with the words 'let them eat carbon' on the hessian bags behind her.

Regulating trade in a net-zero world

Countries with ambitious emissions reductions goals are increasingly eyeing trade-related climate policies to address leakage and competitiveness concerns.
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The IPCC’s latest assessment on climate change: what does it tell us?

Join us to hear leading Australian climate scientists discuss the main findings of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and answer questions such as what does the report tell us we can expect from our climate in coming years?

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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The future is now: how the ocean can help us solve the climate crisis »

The upcoming sixth assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that even prolonged warming of 1.5°C could produce progressively serious, centuries-long and, in some cases, irreversible consequences.
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Pacific climate diplomacy – strength in solidarity »

Over the last 10 years or so, the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS), have demonstrated, through various significant events, how they can prevail in the international climate change negotiations if they work together.

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