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From water management and clean energy production, to how we build truly sustainable cities, explore the critical role our experts are playing in Australia’s response to the global climate and biodiversity challenges.
Climate change and sustainability are collective concerns impacting all facets of our economy, society and environment. Find out how we’re partnering with industry, government and community to solve these pressing challenges together.
Real change needs original thought. From Indigenous land management to clean transport and preserving our biodiversity, these are some of the bold ideas our experts are pursuing to make sure we stay ahead of the next climate challenge.
Our climate, environment and sustainability research centres
Melbourne Climate Futures
Melbourne Climate Futures builds on decades of research across areas such as climate change impacts in the Pacific, energy futures, bushfire resilience, and sustainable cities, as well as innovative approaches to policy and law.
Melbourne Energy Institute
Influential, interdisciplinary research on the transition to a clean energy system, MEI works with community, industry and government to address the world's most pressing energy challenges.
Melbourne Biodiversity Institute
Bringing together a unique breadth of academic expertise to address the global biodiversity crisis and create sustainable change.
Indigenous Knowledge Institute
The Indigenous Knowledge Institute aims to advance research and education in Indigenous knowledge systems.
Centre for Sustainability and Business
The Melbourne Business School Centre for Sustainability and Business is focused on ‘unleashing leaders and ideas for an environmentally sustainable future’.
Peter Cook Centre
The Peter Cook Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage Research aims to develop environmentally and socially acceptable, cost effective carbon capture and storage solutions for a carbon constrained world.
Melbourne Centre for Cities
Fostering responsible and cosmopolitan city leadership, and the information it needs, in an interconnected and increasingly urbanised planet.
Melbourne Centre for Law and the Environment
Advancing cutting-edge research, education, and active community engagement on legal, regulatory and policy frameworks that confront pressing local and global environmental and natural resources issues.