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 climate policy and legal approaches.
Bringing researchers together to contribute to greater action on climate change
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Climate change is reshaping communities, the environment, health, business and beyond. Here at Melbourne, we are committed to developing real world solutions for a safer climate future.
The next few years are critical. Leaders from around the world have recognised this pivotal moment and are calling for immediate action. More than 110 countries have pledged to be carbon neutral by 2050. China and the USA have committed to achieving net zero emissions more quickly. Businesses are going green. And universities are strengthening research into protecting the planet from climate change.
To contribute to this global push, the University of Melbourne has launched Melbourne Climate Futures. This initiative builds on decades of University research in a diverse range of areas. From climate change impacts in the Pacific to environmental politics on the global stage, energy futures and bushfire resilience to better global health outcomes, Melbourne Climate Futures brings researchers from different academic backgrounds together to develop practical outcomes for the challenges ahead.
We empower the next generation of researchers and students to strive for a sustainable climate future, and work alongside the University itself to ensure the institution is a world leader in decarbonisation.
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Excerpt on MCF from the Vice Chancellor's annual address
Listen to this except on MCF from the Vice-Chancellor’s annual address to the University of Melbourne community on Tuesday 15 June 2021.
Australian Climate Change Litigation Database
This is the first comprehensive Database of Australian case law relating to climate change.