Climate Energy College

About Us

The Climate & Energy College is an international team of early career researchers. The College conducts climate and energy systems research in an interdisciplinary environment, advancing knowledge and informing responses to the complex challenges of climate change. 

We are a world-class research hub located at the University of Melbourne collaborating with leading Australian and German research institutions. Our research is centred on Climate Change and Energy Transitions.

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News & Upcoming Events

  • A comment on Australia's stance in the world on ABC News 24, 29 Nov 2018

    Watch the interview on Australia's stance in a world that struggles to meet its Paris Agreement commitments, let alone 1.5C or 2C. A number of opportunities are missed at the moment within the policy vacuum in Australia.

  • Our recent study on Paris Agreement featured in global media

    Our recent study in Nature Communications by our PhD researcher Yann Rubiou du Pont and College Director Malte Meinshausen was recently featured in media around the world.

  • Australia's Paris Agreement Pathways

    AUSTRALIA’S PARIS AGREEMENT PATHWAYS UPDATING THE CLIMATE CHANGE AUTHORITY’S 2014 EMISSIONS REDUCTION TARGETS Climate Targets Panel, January 2021 ABOUT THIS REPORT The Secretary General of the United Nations has made it clear that the world’s current greenhouse reduction pledges are not enough to limit global warming to well below 2°C, the goal of the Paris Agreement, and has beseeched the...

  • Penny Whetton Memorial Fund

    Donate to support climate science in honour of Dr Penny Whetton Penny Whetton was an outstanding leader as a climate scientist and a great advocate for and communicator about the need for powerful action on climate change. Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne, has established the Penny Wheton Memorial Fund. Your donation in memory of Penny will directly support our students and will...

  • Keeping under 1.5°C: are we doing enough to avoid dangerous climate change?

    The University of Melbourne Climate and Energy College presented a panel of experts to discuss the implications of this important report for Australia and the World.

  • Already started your PhD at Melbourne?

    Have you commenced your PhD journey at the University of Melbourne in the area of climate change or the energy transition?

Web tools and Projects we developed

  • Open-NEM

    The live tracker of the Australian electricity market.

  • Paris Equity Check

    This website is based on a Nature Climate Change study that compares Nationally Determined Contributions with equitable national emissions trajectories in line with the five categories of equity outlined by the IPCC.

  • liveMAGICC Climate Model

    Run one of the most popular reduced-complexity climate carbon cycle models online. Used by IPCC, UNEP GAP reports and numerous scientific publications.

  • NDC & INDC Factsheets

    Check out our analysis of all the post-2020 targets that countries announced under the Paris Agreement.