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 photograph of a section of road leading up to a stop sign, with the surrounding bushland all burnt and charred from a recent bushfire.

Summertime: Reflections on a Vanishing Future

Join us for Summertime: Reflections on a Vanishing Future, a discussion with Professor Danielle Celermajer.
A photograph of a dirt road leading through a burnt area of bushland.

Workshops on the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements

Join one or more of our targeted workshops to discuss implementation of the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements.

Research »

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

An image of a burnt area of forest, with the trees completely black with charcoal and bare of leaves.

Getting ready for climate change is about people, not spreadsheets. Let's use our imaginations »

Disaster recovery can’t be the sole focus of climate adaptation
An aerial photograph of the main Wollemi Pine grove in the Wollemi Pine National Park, after the 2019-20 bushfires.

A stoush over a fire study and a chilling glimpse of the future »

Prof David Lindenmayer on a contested paper, bush fires, and climate change

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