A major new climate change research centre is to be established at the University of New South Wales, with a $6 million funding boost.
The University has thrown its weight behind a special strategic initiative proposed by the Faculty of Science, with the aim of becoming Australia's leading national institution in climate change research.
The new UNSW Centre for Climate Change Research will bring together some 60 academics across the university in an integrated research program addressing all aspects of climate change, from its causes to its impact on communities, public health, the law, the built environment and the economy.
As well, it will become the focal point for a diverse national network of researchers from universities and major government research groups - including ANSTO, CSIRO, Bureau of Meteorology and Australian Antarctic Division - known as the ARC Research Network for Earth System Science.
The centre will also bring together as joint directors two of the best and brightest Australian researchers in the field, Professor Matthew England and Professor Andy Pitman.
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