Professor Mark Howden is Director of the ANU Institute for Climate, Energy and Disaster Solutions.

Professor Howden is also an Honorary Professor at Melbourne University, a Vice Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Chair of the ACT Climate Change Council and contributes to several major national and international science and policy advisory bodies.

His core expertise is on climate impacts, adaptation and mitigation for systems we value: agriculture and food security, the natural resource base, ecosystems and biodiversity, energy, water and urban systems. He helped develop the national and international greenhouse gas inventories that are a fundamental part of the Paris Agreement and pioneered sustainable ways to reduce emissions.

Professor Howden has partnered with many industry, community and policy groups via both research and science-policy roles and is a high profile public communicator. He has been a major contributor to the IPCC since 1991, with a record number of roles across all four dimensions of the IPCC: climate science, impacts and adaptation, mitigation and GHG inventories. He shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with other IPCC contributors and Al Gore.


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Australia has a critical role in tackling climate change

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Adaptation key to protect vulnerable from climate change

Climate change is affecting every region in the world, almost every sector, and people in both urban and…


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Australia’s low targets high on COP26 agenda

The world will expect Australia to “ratchet up” its emissions reduction target during the United Nation’s climate change…


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Global temperatures likely to rise in next decade

The world may warm by 1.5 degrees Celsius by the early 2030s, a climate change expert from The…


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ANU zeroes in on negative carbon emissions by 2030

The Australian National University (ANU) is the one of the first universities in Australia and the world to commit to…


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