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.

ATSE Myth Busting event

Myth busting renewable energy

There remain many misconceptions about renewable energy, in this event, hosted by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ASTE) with the ANU Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions (ICEDS), we address all these misconceptions.
Power plant cooling towers with a village in the foreground

The energy transition in South Africa: Shared challenges and opportunities for collaboration

Seminar by Jesse Burton on South Africa's unique challenges in transitioning its energy system, as well as what our two countries might have in common.

Research »

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

Flooded Road

Climate change is forcing Australians to weigh up relocating. How do they make that difficult decision? »

Big environmental changes mean ever more Australians will confront the tough choice of whether to move home or risk staying put.
Cars up on hoists for maintenance

What would a vehicle efficiency standard for new cars cost – or save – Australian drivers? »

What should we really expect if Australia finally introduces fuel efficiency standards here – decades after the US and Europe?

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