Public Policy & Outreach
The Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions engages in the development of public policy through its extensive relationships with government departments and agencies.
State, National and International Advisory Roles
Institute members provide high-level input to various advisory panels and forums. For example, Director, Professor Mark Howden is a member of the National Climate Science Advisory Committee, the ACT Climate Change Council, as well as many other advisory bodies.
Roundtable discussions with policymakers
The Institute regularly hosts roundtable discussions at ANU with policy makers about various aspects of climate change, the energy transition, and disaster-risks. These discussions are by invitation only and are conducted under the Chatham House rule to encourage free and open discussion. Recent topics have included Managing climate risk, Governance of emerging climate technologies and Carbon utilisation.
Institute members make policy submissions to various Federal and State/Territory parliamentary inquiries as relevant, be it on behalf of the Institute, or in a private capacity.
Contributions to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
ANU provides climate expertise to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in leadership roles as report authors, editors and Vice Chairs. Numerous other ANU researchers also contribute to the report as reviewers.
Several of our members have leadership roles with the IPCC:
- Professor Mark Howden (Vice Chair, IPCC Working Group 2)
- Professor Frank Jotzo
- Professor Xuemei Bai
- Professor Nerilie Abram
- Dr Kathryn Bowen
- Dr Steven Crimp
- Dr Joelle Gergis
- Emeritus Professor Ian Noble.