La Trobe Climate Network
About the La Trobe Climate Network
The La Trobe Climate Network brings together academics across La Trobe University whose research and teaching engages with the challenges faced by climate change and climate resilience.
The La Trobe Climate Network (LTCN), established in 2019, brings together academics across the University whose research and teaching engages with the challenges faced by climate change and climate resilience. Our work aligns with the University’s Net Zero initiative and the recently endorsed Climate Change Position Statement.
Climate Change Position Statement
“La Trobe University recognises the extreme risks climate change poses to the economic, ecological and social futures of our students, staff and communities, both local and international. We accept the scientific consensus that responding to climate change requires ‘rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes to all aspects of society’.
La Trobe is committed to demonstrating leadership on climate change in our research, teaching and operations.
We will be carbon neutral by 2029 and will develop the best sustainability and climate-resilient practices across our campuses.
We will equip our students to understand the complexities of climate change. We will develop their capacity to create climate-resilient lives and communities and to contribute to shaping a low-carbon future.
Our research will promote interdisciplinary inquiry in order to build a safer, more equitable and sustainable world. We will include the climate crisis in our research and forge partnerships with those seeking to build a resilient and just future.”
Members from the Climate Network come from a broad range of academic disciplines and our work traverses a range of themes relating to dealing with challenges of living in a changing environment. The LTCN’s internal research development scheme, spearheaded by La Trobe’s Research Focus Areas, supports the development of climate-themed research projects with pilot funding. La Trobe also has a range of climate-related curriculum options, including the recently-launched Environmental Humanities major [PDF 174KB] in our Bachelor of Arts.
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If you are interested in talking to us about how you can become involved and be part of our Climate Network, please reach out to us.