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 photograph of many power lines altogether, in an industrial area covered in heavy smog.
30
Jul

Climate change mitigation co-benefits in the Chinese power sector: How do wealthier and poorer regions differ?

Join PhD Scholar Xueting Jiang as he discusses the question of how to measure the real co-benefits from emissions reductions, and whether disparity exists for this co-benefit in wealthier and poorer regions in the Chinese electricity sector.
A woman holds a block of coal up to her mouth as though she is about to eat it, with the words 'let them eat carbon' on the hessian bags behind her.
17
Aug

Regulating trade in a net-zero world

Countries with ambitious emissions reductions goals are increasingly eyeing trade-related climate policies to address leakage and competitiveness concerns.

Research »

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

A photograph of people walking around in Suva, Fiji.
29
Jul

Pacific climate diplomacy – strength in solidarity »

Over the last 10 years or so, the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS), have demonstrated, through various significant events, how they can prevail in the international climate change negotiations if they work together.
An aerial photograph of the ocean, underneath a clear blue sky.
29
Jul

The future is now: how the ocean can help us solve the climate crisis »

The upcoming sixth assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that even prolonged warming of 1.5°C could produce progressively serious, centuries-long and, in some cases, irreversible consequences.

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