Major sustainability challenges are global in scope, driven by global changes such as climate change, and only addressable through international research, policy and institutional mechanisms. The Fenner School undertakes research and education in the science of global change, adaptation research, the evolution of human-environment relationships, and governance aspects of responses to global change (eg):
- Climate change: science, adaptation and mitigation
- Extreme events, disasters and emergencies
- Global environmental governance
- The anthropocene: evolution of human-environment relationships.