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 word, based on our abundant renewable energy resources.

Mangrove seedlings planted in containers in the mud on Viti Levu (Fiji), coming into leaf

Pacific Dialogue on IPCC Synthesis Report: Key Findings from this 7-year cycle

Integrating the last 7 years of climate science, this report provides a comprehensive understanding of climate change drivers, impacts, and options for adapting to and limiting climate change. Join us to hear diverse perspectives on the IPCC work and its role in supporting climate decision-making across the Pacific.

ACBC & ANU Australia-China Decarbonisation Roundtable

3 sessions, 15 content experts and 1 global keynote discussing decarbonisation across Hydrogen, Ammonia, Renewables and Critical Minerals.

Research »

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


Applications now open: Change Manager (Sustainability) »

Are you interested in leading organisational change to help address climate change? Applications are now open for the Change Manager (Sustainability) position with ANU Below Zero. 

La Niña provides a boost for Australia’s environment but report card still mixed »

Last year was a "bumper" one for Australia's environment on the back of significant rainfall, but climate change, habitat destruction and invasive species remain ongoing threats, according to the latest edition of Australia's Environment Report.

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