The Australian National University (ANU) has experts who can comment on several aspects of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) AR6 Synthesis Report. 

You can contact our experts via the details listed below. Alternatively, please reach out to the ANU Media team on our hotline +61 2 6125 7979 or by emailing

Professor Mark Howden
Vice-Chair of IPCC working group II, Review Editor for the IPCC Synthesis Report
Director, ANU Institute for Climate, Energy and Disaster Solutions

Expertise: Climate change science and climate extremes, adaptation and associated barriers, limits and enablers, agriculture and food security including emissions and emissions-reduction, natural system responses
M: +61 429 026 050

Professor Frank Jotzo
IPCC Synthesis Report author, lead author of IPCC Working Group III “Mitigation of Climate Change” Report
Head of Energy, ANU Institute for Climate, Energy and Disaster Solutions

Expertise: Economics and policy of climate change including approaches to reduce emissions, technical options, economic ramifications, investment needs, economic restructuring, policy instruments and governance arrangements
M: +61 400 357 252

Dr Melanie Pill
Research Fellow, ANU Institute for Climate, Energy and Disaster Solutions
Expertise: Loss and damage as a result of climate change, climate change adaptation
M: +61 434 475 847

Associate Professor Christian Downie
ANU School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet)
Expertise: Politics of climate change, role of science in policy and politics
M: +61 419 014 575

Akka Rimon
PhD researcher, ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs 
Expertise: Economic adaptation to climate change, effect of climate change on human displacement 
M: +61 475 277 849

Dr Arnagretta Hunter
ANU Institute for Climate, Energy and Disaster Solutions
Expertise: Health impacts of climate change, human survival and climate change 
M: +61 418 419 414

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