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.


ANU Disaster Solutions Update: From Fires to Floods

How can we advance our approaches to preventing and responding to disasters, both in Australia and across the region?

ANU Energy Update 2022: Save the Date

Please save the date for the ANU Energy Update 2022.

Research »

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


Nearly 30% of Australia’s emissions come from industry. Tougher rules for big polluters is a no-brainer »

Australia’s historic climate law passed the Senate last week and enshrined an economy-wide target to reduce emissions. But an important measure to reduce Australia’s industrial emissions is still up for debate: the “safeguard mechanism”.

Study shows impact of disasters on mothers and babies »

A new study from The Australian National University (ANU) shows areas of Queensland impacted by tropical cyclones had a significantly higher risk of preterm and low birthweight births.

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