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 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.
The Institute represents more than 500 climate, energy and disaster-risk related researchers across ANU, including academics, visiting fellows / honorary roles and PhD students. We have a staff of ten including our Director, Head of Energy, Head of Disaster Solutions, Institute Manager, Business Development Manager (Energy), Business Development Manager (Climate), Senior Project Officer (Disaster-Risk), Communications Manager and Officer, Engagement Manager (Below Zero) and Administrator. We also have three additional staff members who are undertaking research roles supported by funding external to ANU.