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.

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17
Jun

The status and next steps of event attribution in Climate Science

Extreme event attribution is a field of climate science rapidly growing in popularity, despite being relatively new. In event attribution studies, the anthropogenic climate signal of an observed extreme event is determined by comparing the frequency and/or magnitude of the event in factual and counterfactual climates.
18
Jun

RCNNDA Workshop #4 - Health and Disasters: A Hypothetical Discussion

Join one or more of our targeted online workshops to discuss how government, industry and society can go about the challenge of implementing the Commission’s wide-ranging recommendations.

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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20
Jun

What role will hydrogen play in our future? »

Can hydrogen live up to its pollution-free promise? And where and when will it find its niche in the global energy mi?
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13
Jun

What the ACT needs to do to get to zero emissions faster »

The ACT should buy more renewable electricity than it needs, hold reverse auctions to upgrade household heating and offer substantial subsidies to accelerate the take-up of electric vehicles, according to ANU researcher Andrew Blakers.

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