Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Research Network


We are a network of knowledge, expertise and education in climate change adaptation and resilience at the University of Canberra. This includes the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions as part of any solution. Our goal is to contribute and advance solutions for a more sustainable and resilient future for people and planet.

Our network builds on the activities and expertise of multidisciplinary teams across University of Canberra and nationally.

Risks and Impacts

Climate change is already affecting communities throughout the world. As the impacts of climate change become more apparent, researchers at the UC are developing new approaches to risks to reduce the impact and adapt to climate changes.


Climate adaptation helps individuals, communities, organisations and natural systems to deal with consequences of changing climate, including both preparedness and disaster management. At UC we are taking practical actions to research adaptation techniques to protect communities and strengthen the resilience.


Climate resilience is the ability to anticipate, prepare for, and respond to events, trends, or disturbances related to climate. Researchers at UC are committed to improving climate resilience by assessing how climate change will create new, or alter current, climate-related risks, and taking steps to better cope with these risks.


Climate change is already affecting communities throughout Australia, with 2020 the hottest year ever recorded across the globe. Australia has experienced changes in extreme weather, with more frequent and intense heatwaves, storms, flooding and bushfires. UC researchers across this network are actively involved with communities in the recovery process and support.

Our capability and expertise

The University of Canberra is a young, vibrant, and pragmatic university based in Canberra – Australia’s capital city. We are a place where ideas are born, creativity is explored, and opportunity is created. With the University’s phenomenal trajectory and its remarkable growth in all aspects, UC has risen to one of the top 20 young universities in the world.

What's happening

COP26 – A Local Conversation

Join us for an online webinar to hear from local leaders about their experiences and aspirations for adapting to a changing climate across the Canberra region.

Greening up the Australian Capital Territory

Professor Barbara Norman leading the Australian Climate Change charge

Disasters as Transformative Opportunities

This Special Event focuses on indigenous experiences of disaster recovery…

From the Ashes: Australia Re-imagined

The more we are taking care of nature, the more we are taking care of ourselves…

How to recover from and rebuild better after the disaster

This talk is part of the Susan L. Cutter Seminar Series, organised by the ANU…

Cooperation, grassroots action and First Peoples’ knowledge will unlock Australia’s blue economy

There is an urgent need to manage our 'blue ribbon' in a more sustainable way.

How can we help?