The Climate Transformations Research Cluster is led by MSSI and facilitates research and engagement on a socially-just transition to a zero-carbon society. Climate change is a complex social and technical problem that requires interdisciplinary research efforts. The Cluster cultivates a network of cross-disciplinary climate change researchers across the University. It is also a point of connection for climate change practitioners, researchers, and the broader public.
- Strengthen relations within and between Faculties and Research Institutes on sustainability research.
- Create a network of cross-disciplinary climate change & sustainability researchers for collaborative research grant development.
- Connect researchers at the University to external research funding partners (academic, industry and government).
- Provide a portal and focal point for climate change and sustainability practitioners, the public, and academics both at and beyond the University.
- Support research training and early career researchers at the University.
Seed Funded Projects 2019/20
Three projects were successful in securing Climate Transformations seed funding for 2019/20.
Climate Change Postgraduate Research Translation Award Recipients Announced
Good research translation maximises the impact of research because it carries research to communities and stakeholders most capable of applying the findings in a meaningful way.
Student Spotlight: Pia Treichel
The Political Economy of International Climate Finance: Justice, Adaptation, and the Green Climate Fund
Seed Funded Projects 2018/19
Five diverse projects were successful in securing Climate Transformations seed funding for 2018/19.
Student Spotlight: Belinda Young
Bushfire Prevention through Collective Action in California and Victoria
MSSI Seed Funding 2020
The Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) to a combined seed funding round that seeks to support a number of sustainability-focused, transformative research projects.