From energy storage solutions and smart urban planning, to ensuring a steady food supply in a world of climate change, Monash researchers and industry experts offer insights into the known solutions that will create a sustainable future.
Monash’s approach to energy underlines its long-term vision. Through its landmark Net Zero initiative, it will by 2030 become the first Australian university powered by 100 per cent renewable energy with net-zero carbon emissions, ‘walking the talk’ when it comes to taking action on climate change. Read more.
The RISE project
Polluted water and poor sanitation are the leading causes of preventable diseases in informal settlements, particularly for children under the age of five. More than a billion people live in these settlements, while two billion lack basic sanitation – and that number is increasing. The RISE project is a 5 year project based on an innovative green technology solution that could change the way water services are provided for these very needy communities. Read more.
When we think of the impact Monash students are making around the world, you would be hard pressed to find a better example than Sam Loni. Sam used his knowledge and practical skills to become global coordinator (youth division) of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), and has since been named Young Peacemaker by the Nobel Peace Prize Forum.
Professor Rebekah Brown
Director, Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Monash University – Program Director, RISE
Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Monash University – ClimateWorks Australia
Professor Diego Ramirez-Lovering
Monash Art Design and Architecture, Monash University – Design & Engagement Leader, RISE
Alumni, Monash University – Global Coordinator, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Youth
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