Capacity to address climate change problems through a multidisciplinary approach

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action, focuses on tackling climate change and its impacts by implementation of the Paris Agreement which provides a roadmap for climate actions that will reduce emissions and build climate resilience.

Griffith’s Climate Change Response Program is primarily focussed on the challenges of adapting to a rapidly changing climate. Our priority themes include:

  • Adapting to a rapidly changing climate in coastal regions
  • Information and knowledge management for adaptation and resilience planning

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Environmental Sustainability is one of the most prolific and impactful areas of research at Griffith University, reinforcing a 40 year tradition of excellence in Environmental Sciences. Key research on environmental science and management, cities futures, tourism, environmental engineering, coastal management and energy and water resources among others, directly contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action.

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Griffith helps in Pacific climate change battle

Griffith University experts in climate change and information management are helping Pacific island countries and territories to discover and manage the information they need to plan for climate change.

While a number of projects are under way in the region to mitigate the effects of rising sea levels, finding the information to decide which of them will deliver the best value and ensure that they can stand up to future climates has just become easier thanks to the Pacific iCLIM project.

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The eureka moment that could help save the Great Barrier Reef

In 2004, Associate Professor Andrew Brooks took a flight that would change the entire focus of his research on rivers. More than a decade on, the Griffith University scientist has become a game-changer in the battle to save what remains of the magnificent Great Barrier Reef.