A consortium of four major universities undertaking significant climate research are integrating their research and education programs to provide a world-class, strategic, team-based climate science capability for Australia.
The Universities Climate Consortium will provide national leadership; sustained outstanding research; integrated undergraduate and postgraduate education programs; and advice to key policy, economic, environmental and resource sectors on the threats and opportunities of climate change. In collaboration with the Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO, and colleagues from other universities, the UCC will ensure that Australia continues to be a contributor of global significance in climate change research and education.
- The Australian National University hosts the ANU Climate Change Institute, which facilities integrative cross-university collaboration on climate, water and energy research.
- Monash University hosts the Monash Sustainability Institute including programs in biodiversity, climate, transport, water and energy.
- The University of Melbourne has an active research program in climate change, impacts, adaptation and mitigation. These are focussed through the Climate Adaptation Science and Policy Initiative (CASPI).
- The University of New South Wales hosts the Climate Change Research Centre which focuses on physical and biophysical research in oceans, atmosphere and terrestrial systems to improve global and regional climate modelling.