Environment, Energy & Sustainability

The Centre works on a range of cross-cutting themes to explore and address the complex challenges that governments and societies face to respond to rapid changes in our global environment. We work across the most significant issues including:

  • climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • water and urban planning
  • sustainable production and consumption
  • the implementation of the SDGs
  • the use of new and emerging technologies for environmental conservation

Our work in these domain draws upon UQ’s research expertise from a range of disciplines, providing the capacity to address sustainable development issues using a multidisciplinary, applied approach.

Current projects include:

Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program (RRAP)
Climate Change and the role of Sub-National Governments
Blue Economy CRC
Towards Greener Taxes and Subsidies in Pacific Island Countries and Territories
Queensland’s Energy Transitions
Queensland’s Climate Change Sectoral Adaptation Plan: Energy, Mining, Manufacturing
ecoBiz Circular Economy for Business
Toward zero-waste universities
Rapid Switch
Pacific Communities Strategic Plan 2021+
UN Global Environmental Outlook 6
Intergrated Bio-economy and the controlled Biosphere

    Dr Pedro Fidelman
    Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Policy Futures, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Ray Maher
    Research Fellow, Centre for Policy Futures, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences 

    Dr Lynette Molyneaux
    Research Fellow, Centre for Policy Futures, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Dr Jennifer Yarnold
    Research Fellow, Centre for Policy Futures, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences