- Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Director Global Change Institute
The GCI contributes to evidence-based, progressive solutions to the problems of a rapidly changing world within the existing and projected frameworks of those problems: political, environmental, social, economic, technical.
Global change encompasses the interactions of natural and human induced changes in the global environment and their implications for society. These changes are occurring at an unprecedented scale and speed. Fundamental global sustainability challenges include issues as diverse as climate change (carbon mitigation and adaptation); human population growth and shift; resource security and consumption (food, energy sources, water and minerals); stewardship of biodiversity and natural ecosystems; and, within a systems framework, managing the complex impacts (including cumulative impacts), convergences and responses on ecosystem health, social resilience and economic prosperity (including business and industry).
The University of Queensland has established leadership in many of the issues associated with global change, and is positioned to provide national and international leadership in these areas. The GCI will provide a vehicle for collaborative research, learning, engagement and advocacy in major global change issues.
“To foster discovery, learning and engagement by creating, applying and transferring knowledge for innovative and integrated solutions to address the challenges of a changing world”.
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Global Change Institute Building (#20)
Top of Staff House Rd
The University of Queensland 4072
Brisbane QLD 4072 Australia