ANU Below Zero Consultation Workshops

15 October 2020

The Australian National University currently, directly and indirectly, contributes to the emission of significant quantities of greenhouse gases (GHGs), contributing to one of the greatest challenges the world has ever faced: climate change. In response, the university has adopted a science-based target to reduce our GHG emissions to below zero, in line with limiting global warming to well below 2°C.

The ANU Below Zero initiative aims to transition the university from being part of the problem to becoming part of the solution - from a source of GHGs to a net absorber of GHGs. At the same time, by integrating real-life emission-reductions and carbon drawdown with our research and teaching on climate change and energy, we can fast-track new and innovative approaches.

ANU ran a formal consultation process between 8 September and 20 October 2020.  The goal was to seek ideas from throughout the university and the broader community (both personal perspectives and professional and research expertise) to help develop the ANU Below Zero strategy. 

These ideas will be incorporated into the strategy to enable us to transition to a below zero university as quickly as possible.

You can listen to recordings of the workshops by clicking the links below.  We will also post a report on the findings of the consultation in mid November 2020. 

Workshop recordings

Energy and buildings - Monday 21 September at 12pm
You can view the recording here.

Behavioural change - Friday 25 September at 12pm
You can view the recording here.

Travel - Tuesday 29 September at 1pm
You can view the recording here.

Removing atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs) - Friday 2 October at 12.30pm
You can view the recording here.

Research and teaching - Tuesday 6 October at 12.30pm
You can view the recording here.

Finance, investment and purchasing - Tuesday 13 October at 12pm
You can view the recording here.

Leadership and targets - Thursday 15 October at 12pm
You can view the recording here.