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15 September 2020

The Australian National University currently directly and indirectly emits 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.

We are seeking 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.

Help us by contributing your ideas and building on others.


In order to post/save your idea, you will be asked to join ANU Below Zero after hitting the submit button. You can use your ANU credentials by clicking the Single Sign On (SAML) option or create a new account.

For more information, visit the Consultation Information Sheet / User Guide here (PDF, 822KB).

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You can also attend a workshop to discuss your ideas. 

Consultation is open until Tuesday 20 October 2020.