Sustainability and climate change challenges
Sustainability and climate change are widely recognised as among the most critical issues facing society.
RMIT academics across many different disciplines are tackling climate change on a range of fronts, such as:
- developing technology to analyse the effects of greenhouse gases on water and food sources
- mapping and modelling the potential impacts of climate change on different species and
- developing and evaluating effective policy and community responses to the effects of climate change.
Who is making an impact?
- The Design Research Institute conducts research into the how factors such as sustainability and climate change will impact the future urban environment.
- The Global Cities Research Institute conducts research on climate change with a strong focus on the social impact of increasing climate vulnerability and severity of natural disasters.
- The Centre for Design investigates the potential environmental impacts of products and services and undertakes projects in sustainable built environments and sustainable products and packaging
- The Centre for Sustainable Organisations and Work investigates the social dimensions of the transition to a more economically and environmentally sustainable world
- The Centre for Urban Research conducts research in the fields of urban planning and social and environmental urban research.
- The Satellite Positioning for Atmosphere, Climate and Environment Research Centre investigates and develops technologies for atmospheric and climate monitoring.
- The Water: Effective Technologies and Tools Research Centre is developing the means for sustainable provision of clean safe water, particularly for cities.
- The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute conducts research in the areas of sustainable housing and urban planning
- The Bushfires Cooperative Research Centre conducts research in understanding and managing the risk of bushfires.
- RMIT launches $98 million sustainability program 07/04/2014RMIT has launched a $98 million urban sustainability plan - the biggest program of its kind in the southern hemisphere.
- Disaster resilience in focus 04/04/2014RMIT researchers will focus on building the nation's resilience to natural disasters, supported by $2.75 million in funding grants.
- Fire frequency curves predict water for Victoria 20/03/2014Research analysing the severity and frequency of bushfires is helping predict their impact on natural water supply catchments.
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