Monash University joins international climate alliance

Monash University President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Margaret Gardner AC

Monash is among a global network of universities to join a new international alliance, set to identify the most effective ways to communicate research-based climate change information to the public.

Launched on 2 April 2020, the new International Universities Climate Alliance (‘Climate Alliance’) comprises 40 of the world’s leading climate research universities, united by their dedication to producing critical climate research.

Members will engage in work across climate change science, impact, mitigation strategies and adaptation, while sharing insights on the most effective means to meet the unprecedented global challenge of climate change.

President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner AC said: “As experts in climate change, Monash is delighted to be a founding member of the Climate Alliance.

“Our world-leading research in climate science is evidenced by the many ways we are already making an impact, including multiple lead authors of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports and a strong portfolio in climate across many fields and disciplines.

“We are forging new understandings into climate extremes and advancing national and international partnerships through the Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, and the Monash Sustainable Development Institute is also producing leading interdisciplinary research in the climate space.

“This Alliance will be an important mechanism to highlight Monash’s research and impact, while playing an important role in influencing policy on this critical issue.”

The Climate Alliance, which is being facilitated in its first year by UNSW Sydney, benefits from a multidisciplinary focus around the most important research themes to enable greater engagement with policymakers, educators and business leaders looking to apply the latest research findings to accelerate climate action.

Associate Professor Julie Arblaster from the Monash School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment said: “This is a critical initiative which will help us to communicate the collective research that universities are doing to understand and address climate change. As a founding member, Monash will be at the forefront of this effort.”

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Climate Alliance Member Universities

Arizona State University

Sorbonne University

University of Leeds

California Institute of Technology

TERI School of Advanced Studies

University of Manchester

China University of Geosciences

Texas A&M University

University of Melbourne

Cornell University

University of São Paulo

University of Nairobi

Delft University of Technology

University of Bern

University of NSW

Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

University of Bremen

University of Reading

King’s College London

University of Bristol

University of Southampton

McGill University

University of East Anglia

University of Tasmania

Monash University

University of Edinburgh

University of the South Pacific

Nanjing University

University of Exeter

University of Waikato

National University of Singapore

University of Ghana

University of Washington

New York University

University of Helsinki

Utrecht University

Oregon State University

University of Hong Kong


Penn State University

University of Illinois


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