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.

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ANU Disaster Solutions Update 2024

The 2024 ANU Disaster Solutions Update will present the latest research and innovative solutions in disaster finance. It will explore strategies for building resilience, prevention and recovery, and the role of communities, government and the private sector.

Will Steffen Lecture

Please join us for the memorial lecture in honour of Emeritus Professor Will Steffen, one of Australia’s most influential and respected climate scientists.

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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Australia needs to plan for relocation of at-risk communities »

Australia needs a strategic plan for the relocation of communities most at risk from climate change, including those in places that will become potentially unliveable, according to new report led by experts from The Australian National University (ANU).
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Climate crisis puts Australia’s ski industry on slippery slope, but not all hope is lost »

Australia’s ski industry is at risk of major disruptions and shorter seasons if the current level of climate pollution continues, according to new modelling from Protect Our Winters Australia (POW) and The Australian National University (ANU).

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