2022: A Year in Review

December 16, 2022

Coming to the end of 2022, the Climate Systems Hub is reflecting on everything it’s accomplished this year. From world class science, contributions to the Global Carbon Budget and organising events like the first National Adaptation Forum we’re thrilled to be building on this work in coming years.

 We could not achieve these things without the support of our scientists, stakeholders and partners. We want to thank all who have contributed to the hub’s first year and wish you a restful holiday period.

This year across the hubs 11 projects have produced 30 peer reviewed articles and 11 media articles and a half dozen webinars. We have grown bringing new scientists and knowledge brokers from across the counrty into our hub, and have started welcoming our post docs – with more on the way in the new year.

There has been much to celebrate this year, but here are some of the highlights:  

National First People’s Platform of Climate Change first in person meeting 

Organised by the hubs Indigenous Facilitator Rowena Bullio, platform members met in person for the first time with hub staff in the Torres Strait.



The hub on tour

The hub has contributed to conferences and events across the country from Illuminate, to Dessert Song and AMOS 2023.

Internationally, hub members Pethie Lyons and Tahnee Burgess presented at COP27.Pethie presented in the Pacific Pavillion on the role of science in just and equitable outcomes for Traditional Owners. Tahnee presented on how science can be communicated to make it accessible and usable.

The 2022 National Adaptation Forum 

The National Adaptation Forum was held in partnership with AdaptNSW’s Adaptation Forum with great success. Over 2 days, 329 people registered to join us and 85 experts presented on adaptation and climate science.

We were delighted to welcome the Hon Jenny McAllister, Assistant Minister for Climate Change who opened day 1 and hosted a pre-event roundtable with some of our key speakers. Senator McAllister highlighted the Australian Governments support for building the country’s adaptation capacity. 

The presentations from day 1 speakers can now be found on the Climate Systems Hub’s website and day 2 on the AdaptNSW website.


Given our Research Plan for 2022 runs until June next year, we’re excited to continue the great science across our 11 projects into the new year and beyond.  

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