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 view of delegates at the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa (also referred to as COP17/CMP7), on the conference’s opening day.
18
Nov

COP26 - What happened, and where to from here?

Join us to hear a summary of what happened at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, what this means for climate action globally, and where to from here.
An illustration of wind turbines next to a house, with an electric car plugged into it for charging, and two people walking past the house.
07
Dec

State of Energy Research Conference 2021 - Accelerating research for a speedy energy transition

The Energy Research Institutes Council for Australia (ERICA) is running its 2nd national State of Energy Research Conference (SoERC) – the inaugural conference having been held in Canberra in July, 2019.

Research »

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

A photograph of the Bonn Climate Change Conference in October 2014.
26
Oct

COP26 | Events, news, and podcasts »

Your guide to the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, with expert commentary from ANU academics and students.
A photograph of an agriculturalist's hands picking coffee beans.
18
Oct

Improving rural livelihoods via exploring carbon sequestration and trading opportunities in PNGs coffee industry »

Read more about how the PNG Government has begun to develop policies to encourage greater agricultural production in order to attain and maintain national income security after the end of mining and liquefied natural gas (LNG) booms.

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