UNSW announced as home for NSW’s decarbonisation hub

UNSW announced as home for NSW’s decarbonisation hub

The University will play a vital role in helping the state government achieve its goal of reaching net zero emissions by 2050. 

UNSW Sydney will advance research, development, and collaboration in critical areas of emissions reductions as the lead academic partner of an innovation hub central to the NSW government’s goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050.  

UNSW has been selected as academic lead – alongside University of Newcastle – and headquarters for the $15 million NSW Decarbonisation Innovation Hub. The Hub is a key part of the NSW government’s Net Zero Industry and Innovation Program and will bring together government, industry, and researchers to fast-track technologies to decarbonise NSW. The project is funded by a grant from the NSW Environmental Trust, with significant industry and university partner co-contributions.  

Vice-Chancellor and President of UNSW, Professor Attila Brungs, said the University’s selection is a testament to the researchers and academics dedicated to securing a more livable world.  

“UNSW’s selection to lead the new Decarbonisation Innovation Hub in NSW reflects our vision of being a catalyst for an environmentally sustainable future through collaborative research, partnership and innovation,” Professor Brungs said.   

“The opportunity to slow down the existential threat of climate change is shrinking, and we need to act now. The Hub will enable world class researchers to work together in tackling these threats, providing concrete solutions, and developing technologies that will be used not only in NSW but across the world.”   

UNSW will lead a consortium of partners including co-lead University of Newcastle, University of Wollongong, Western Sydney University, University of Technology Sydney, Charles Sturt University, the NSW Department of Primary Industries and Climate-KIC.   

UNSW Sydney will advance research, development, and collaboration in critical areas of emissions reductions as the lead academic partner of an innovation hub central to the NSW government’s goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050.  

UNSW has been selected as academic lead – alongside University of Newcastle – and headquarters for the $15 million NSW Decarbonisation Innovation Hub. The Hub is a key part of the NSW government’s Net Zero Industry and Innovation Program and will bring together government, industry, and researchers to fast-track technologies to decarbonise NSW. The project is funded by a grant from the NSW Environmental Trust, with significant industry and university partner co-contributions.  

Vice-Chancellor and President of UNSW, Professor Attila Brungs, said the University’s selection is a testament to the researchers and academics dedicated to securing a more livable world.  

“UNSW’s selection to lead the new Decarbonisation Innovation Hub in NSW reflects our vision of being a catalyst for an environmentally sustainable future through collaborative research, partnership and innovation,” Professor Brungs said.   

“The opportunity to slow down the existential threat of climate change is shrinking, and we need to act now. The Hub will enable world class researchers to work together in tackling these threats, providing concrete solutions, and developing technologies that will be used not only in NSW but across the world.” 

UNSW will lead a consortium of partners including co-lead University of Newcastle, University of Wollongong, Western Sydney University, University of Technology Sydney, Charles Sturt University, the NSW Department of Primary Industries and Climate-KIC.   

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