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.


ANU Climate Update 2023: Save the Date

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.


Climate-fuelled disasters: warning people is good, but stopping the disaster is best. Here are 4 possible ways to do it »

Climate change is driving a worldwide increase in extreme events. The latest State of the Climate report confirms the risks of disasters are rising in Australia.

ANU researchers win PM's science prizes »

Two leading researchers from ANU who are battling catastrophic climate change and killer infectious diseases are winners in the 2022 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science.

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