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.
Sustainability and climate change challenges
See how RMIT researchers are making a difference in the areas of sustainability and climate change
Who is making an impact?
- The Design Research Institute conducts research into 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 and Society is dedicated to engaging with the challenges posed by sustainability from a design perspective.
- 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.