Professional short courses and briefings

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The Climate Change Institute regularly delivers short professional courses on recent advances in climate science. We explain the social, policy, economic and governance aspects of climate change for policy makers and professionals.

We are planning on running a Climate Essentials: Climate change mitigation via removal of atmospheric greenhouse gases short course on 16-18 March 2021 (more details below). Please email us if you are interested in finding out more about this, or any other upcoming short course offerings.

A typical course comprises several sessions, with each topic presented by a leading ANU expert in the field. They can be tailored to meet the needs of a specific audience, and can be scheduled over consecutive days or spread over weeks.

We also regularly conduct briefings for parliamentarians, policymakers and government departments on a wide range of climate related topics. Our members frequently appear as speakers at industry forums and conferences throughout Australia and internationally.

Find more information for the Climate Essentials professional short course here.


Climate Essentials: Climate change mitigation via removal of atmospheric greenhouse gases

Dates: 16 - 18 March 2021

By signing the Paris Climate Agreement, Australia has committed to a global goal to hold average temperature increase to well below 2oC and to pursue efforts to keep warming below 1.5oC above pre-industrial levels. This will require deep and ongoing cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, reaching net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner. However, cutting our emissions will not be enough given the levels of greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere and ongoing emissions from some hard to ameliorate sources. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have assessed meeting the 2 degree target is only feasible if there is massive implementation of negative emissions technologies (NETs) that draw down atmospheric CO2 and use it or store it safely.

This short course has been designed for professionals who want to learn about the options Australia has for deploying NETs. It will cover why NETs are important, the technologies and practices available, as well as considerations for the implementation of NETs including communication and governance.

The course is run by the ANU Climate Change Institute, bringing together leading researchers from across the university and industry experts.

Please contact Ruth O'Connor ( to express interest in this course, and for more details.


Short course and briefing samples

Sample short course program (PDF 1.56MB)
Previous short course evaluation feedback (PDF 0.45MB)
Sample tailored short course program (PDF 2.7MB)

Climate Essentials program sample


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