Research

Designing a house that absorbs carbon dioxide

To limit global warming to below 2oC, we must not only stop burning fossil fuels, we must also develop technologies that draw down atmospheric CO

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Designing a house that absorbs carbon dioxide

Helping reduce hunger in rural Papua New Guinea

In 2015 a major drought, followed by a significant frost, in the Eastern Highlands of Papua Guinea (PNG) led to food stress for much of the population.    Dr

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PNG Highlands children with one of the weather stations used in the research

The role of framing and message-tailoring in communicating climate change

Communicating climate change is a tricky business.

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The role of framing and message-tailoring in communicating climate change

How can we make our cities more climate friendly?

One researcher who’s working all out to win this battle is Professor Xuemei Bai of the ANU Fenner School of Environment & Society.  

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Professsor Xuemai Bai, winner of the 2018 Volvo Environment Prize

Who’ll pay for the losses and damages caused by climate change?

Unfortunately, it’s the poorer countries of the world, with the least financial resources, who tend to be most exposed to the damaging impacts of climate

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Melanie Pill has just been awarded a Climate Change Institute PhD supplementary scholarship.

Understanding societal attitudes to climate change and carbon dioxide removal

It’s well established that the earth’s climate is warming due to human activities.  Numerous studies have demonstrated the clear scientific consensus on this

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Yuanyuan Shang ANU Climate Change Institute Negative Emissions

The CCI provides authoritative leadership climate change research across a broad range of research themes.

Research on climate change at ANU covers the science of climate change and its effects on our biophysical environment, and its impacts on society and societal responses from different perspectives including economic, legal, sociological and political.

Research clusters

Cars submerged in a flooded city street

Built environment

The built environment is both an important contributor to climate change and increasingly vulnerable to our changing climate. In recent years, much infrastructure has...

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Wind turbine models and workers in an office

Business & climate change

In the absence of transformative action on climate change by governments around the world, many parts of the business community are charging ahead with climate action...

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Carbon dioxide removal

With recent research highlighting that average global temperatures may exceed the 1.5C target as quickly as 2026, it's becoming apparent that reducing our greenhouse...

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Climate change & development in Asia & the Pacific

The Asia and Pacific region is home to a majority of the world's population and is without doubt an engine of economic growth and transformation. Many countries in the...

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'Clean coal' by artist Simon Maberley, 2017

Climate change & the arts

The arts can provide powerful ways to challenge, inform and engage people in conversations about climate change. Confronting climate change requires interdisciplinary...

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Climate change communication, psychology & sociology

Scientists have been aware of human-induced climate change for decades. Yet despite this knowledge, the world is not currently acting urgently enough to prevent...

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Climate extremes

As the world has warmed, due to anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, there has been a marked change in both the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events....

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Climate, energy, water, food, forestry, biodiversity & land nexus

Food, energy, environment, biodiversity and water are critical systems to both people, ecosystems and landscapes. Too often decisions are made in one domain without...

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Earth systems

Research on Earth systems considers processes of the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere, biosphere and solid Earth, along with their interactions. Movement of energy and...

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A family in Solomon Islands

Gender & Climate Change

Women are often portrayed as vulnerable to the impacts of climate change in Asia and the Pacific, with less information available about how to respond and adapt. Some...

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Health & climate change

Addressing climate change will have numerous health benefits for our society. For example, reducing pollution caused by the burning of fossil fuels reduces respiratory...

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Policy, economics, international negotiations & law

Researchers in this group are focussed on institutional responses to climate change, covering both reducing greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation) and climate change...

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Security & climate change

Climate change will have major ramifications for international state and human security. It is already exacerbating tensions in areas of existing instability,...

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