Monash University joins international climate alliance
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.”
For further information, visit www.universitiesforclimate.org
Climate Alliance Member Universities
Arizona State 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
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
University of East Anglia
University of Tasmania
University of Edinburgh
University of the South Pacific
University of Exeter
University of Waikato
National University of Singapore
University of Ghana
University of Washington
New York University
University of Helsinki
Oregon State University
University of Hong Kong
Penn State University
University of Illinois