Strategic priorities

How Melbourne Climate Futures (MCF) is accelerating the transition to a positive climate future

Melbourne Climate Futures (MCF) purpose is to drive the University’s leadership role on one of the greatest and urgent global challenges of our time – the future of our planet, and our society, with climate change.

Our three key strategic priorities each have significant programs, activities and enabling work to be delivered between now and 2025.


Melbourne Climate Futures (MCF) is a platform to connect, profile and amplify UoM’s climate research, which extends across all faculties, schools, and departments.

Key actions and enablers


Melbourne Climate Futures (MCF) is a portal for external stakeholders and research end-users to understand and access Melbourne climate research and expertise, with a focus on the Indo Pacific region.

Key actions and enablers

  • Indo-Pacific Climate Hub enabling research, knowledge-sharing and leadership on adaptation, resilience and justice in the Indo-Pacific region to realise a positive climate future
  • Program on sustainable finance, focusing on tools and pathways for mobilising finance for low carbon economic transition
  • Australian Climate Litigation Database
  • Website, Pursuit and research publications, media and social media
  • Program of engagement events


Melbourne Climate Futures (MCF) is a pathway to empower the next generation of researchers and students to strive for a sustainable climate future, and work alongside the University itself to ensure the institution is a world leader in decarbonisation.

Key actions and enablers