ISER Leads the Way to Net-Zero

Man speaking to an audience inside

Professor Michael Goodsite, ISER Director, addresses the audience at the ISER Launch event.

The Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources (ISER) launched on Monday, leading the events taking place across the University as part of Sustainability Week.

ISER is the key portal of research capabilities across sustainability, energy and resources, making it our brand champion for sustainability. Its work will build on the outstanding research already conducted by the University’s institutes and faculties, including the Environment Institute.

“There isn’t one answer to achieving a sustainable future. We’re going to have to bring together and integrate expertise and innovation in every facet of our activity,” said Professor Michael Goodsite, Director of ISER.

“We have to solve problems like finding enough copper for the clean-energy technology required to reach net-zero carbon emissions, without further damaging what we are trying to protect.”

ISER will also help coordinate the forthcoming FAME Sustainable Research Strategy and will lead large-scale collaborative research efforts across our academic ecosystem. The University of Adelaide is the bid sponsor for the national Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Copper For Tomorrow  and Scaling Green Hydrogen , as it was for the established Heavy Industry Low-carbon Transition (HiLT) CRC .

The ISER launch was attended by the Vice-Chancellor and Chancellor, as well as Peter Malinauskas MP, Premier of South Australia, Professor Caroline McMillen, Chief Scientist of South Australia, and other Parliamentary and University representatives.

This article was first posted in this University of Adelaide newsroom post.

Caroline McMillen and students at ISER launch

Chief Scientist of SA, Professor Caroline McMillen, with ISER student members and Professor Nelson Tansu at the ISER Launch event.

ISER Director Mike Goodsite and SA Premier

Peter Malinauskas, Premier of SA at the ISER Launch event.

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