Organisation profile

Organisation profile

Welcome to the Fenner School of Environment & Society. We are a world-leading centre for cross-disciplinary environmental and sustainability research, education and policy-relevant advice.  Through cutting-edge research and insightful analysis, our academic experts create social, economic and environmental impact and deliver real-world solutions to address complex environmental challenges.

Our mission is to encourage sound environmental policy and governance outcomes that support sustainability. Our researchers include members of the Australian Academy of Science, the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences, and sit on international bodies such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and the UNESCO Chair Water Initiative.

Our research and education is focused on addressing the following national and international areas of priority. Biodiversity and conservation; Climate and energy; Food, soil and water; Forests and fires; Indigenous Peoples and the environment; Integrative Methods & Application; Urban systems and sustainability.

Our long-term, site-based approach to environmental research and monitoring provides a strong empirical basis for our research and presents our students with unique experiential learning opportunities.


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