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.


State of Energy Research Conference

The third national State of Energy Research Conference will focus on partnership and collaboration – between researchers, with industry, with the innovation ecosystem, with the finance system and with communities.
Family being rescued during Brisbane floods

ANU Climate Update 2023

ANU Climate Update 2023 will present an overview of how our climate is changing and how we are responding to these changes in Australia and around the world.

Research »

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


Calculating the Carbon Cost of Coffee »

You’re probably familiar with the cost of your morning cup of coffee. That caffeine hit might set you back four or five dollars. But have you ever considered the carbon cost of growing those coffee beans?

Applications now open: Postdoctoral Fellow - Floods Nature-based Solutions »

Are you looking to apply your research and engagement skills, and experience in hydrology and ecology and the relationship to flood protection and water management, to drive increase community resilience to flood risk?

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