We have one planet and it's our collective responsibility to preserve it by reducing our impact and transitioning to a nature positive future.
Globally we face unprecedented environmental challenges. Climate change and habitat loss are harming our biodiversity, environment and ways of living. This presents the most significant threat to our and future generations.
But it’s not too late. Human ingenuity and willingness can slow, stop and reverse these impacts.
To do this, we need to address the problem from all angles, from the economy to biodiversity, policy to behaviour, animals to humans, the atmosphere to new technology. By focusing on holistic solutions, we can support nature recovery, achieve net zero and build a brighter future.
At the University of Melbourne, our research and education are contributing to global efforts to solve the climate and biodiversity crises, and to build a sustainable future for all people, and the planet. We are accelerating action to implement our Sustainability Plan 2030, including committing to be climate positive by 2030 and supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
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Engage with our institutes
Melbourne Climate Futures
Convening interdisciplinary expertise and research from across the University to collaborate on real climate action. Providing a guiding voice for policymakers and industry across our region.
Melbourne Energy Institute
Influential, interdisciplinary research on the transition to a clean energy system. MEI works with community, industry and government to address the world's most pressing energy challenges.
Melbourne Biodiversity Institute
Bringing together a unique breadth of academic expertise to address the global biodiversity crisis, create tangible impact and protect the richness of life on our planet.
Our Sustainability Plan 2030 commits us to bold action over the course of this critical decade. Learn more about the targets we’ve set ourselves and the progress we’re making.
Sustainability in action
Our University community has a shared commitment to walking the talk on climate action. Explore how we’re embedding sustainable practices across our campus operations and communities.
Partner with us
When we work together, we are more than the sum of our parts. Discover how we can partner to create a better future.
Explore how we’ve collaborated with organisations to discover new knowledge and drive sustainable solutions.
Make a difference
Help us to empower the next generation of sustainability leaders and researchers.
Study with us
From conservation to climate modelling, law and policy to clean energy production, develop specialised knowledge and skills to contribute to the key global sustainability issues facing our future.
The Wattle Fellowship is the University’s co-curricula program for students to foster leadership on global sustainability. We focus on multidisciplinary approaches, transformative leadership and practical skills development.
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