Policy engagement

Climate Change Institute members standing on Parliament House steps at IPCC 2015

The Climate Change Institute engages with policymakers in several ways.

Policy briefings

We regularly conduct private briefings for parliamentarians, policymakers and government departments on a wide range of climate related topics. Email clare.decastella@anu.edu.au to arrange a briefing.

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 CCI members have leadership roles with the IPCC:

State, National and International Advisory Roles

Climate Change Institute members provide high-level input to various advisory panels and forums. For example, CCI Director, Professor Mark Howden is a member of the National Climate Science Advisory Committee and the ACT Climate Change Council as well as many other advisory bodies.

Roundtable discussions with policymakers

The Climate Change Institute regularly hosts roundtable discussions at ANU on various aspects of climate change with policymakers. 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.

Policy submissions

Climate Change Institute members make policy submissions to various Federal and State parliamentary inquiries as relevant.