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 Grand Challenge initiative aims to push the frontiers that will help future-proof the way Australia trades with the world based on the Australia’s abundant renewable energy resources.


WA Climate Update 2023 - Save the Date

WA Climate Update 2023 will present an overview of how our climate is changing and how we can respond to these changes, with a focus on Western Australia’s unique approach to the energy transition.

Research »

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


Ambassador for Climate Change Keynote Address: ANU Climate Update 2023 »

Kristin Tilley, Australia's Ambassador for Climate Change, gave her first official speech in Australia at the ANU Climate Update 2023 where she spoke about the opportunities presented through Australia's renewed climate leadership.

Applications now open: Program Manager (ANU Below Zero Initiative) »

Applications are now open for the ANU Below Zero Initiative's Program Manager.

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