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
Student Spotlight: Pia Treichel
The Political Economy of International Climate Finance: Justice, Adaptation, and the Green Climate Fund
Averting Climate Catastrophe: Extinction Rebellion, Business & People Power
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