Australian Centre for Sustainable Development Research & Innovation established in 2018 with a primary objective to promote sustainable development principles through research and innovation. We have adopted the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals as ours guiding framework to accomplish our objectives.
Currently, we are a registered non-profit organization at ASIC (Australian Securities and Investments Commission) as well as a registered charity organization with ACNC (Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission) , Australian Government.
Australia is one of the most prosperous OECD economies with a high rank in Human Development Index (HDI). The country’s overall HDI ranking is 2 out 188 countries. Australia is also one of the eary adopters of sustainable development principles. Australia adopted the National Strategy for Ecologically Sustainable Development in 1992.
At the sametime our country faces many challenges because of over-consumption behaviour, discrimination to aboriginal communities, catastrophic bushfire, regular drought, climate change challenges, obesity, gender gaps, green-house gas emission and ageing population.
Australia’s CO2 emission is about 15.37 metric tons per capita (2014 data). In addition to that Australia wastes over 5.3 million tonnes of food each year that is intended for human consumption and over 650,000 Australians seek food relief each month. “This wasted food has significant impacts on the environment through the use of resources such as land, water, energy and fuel, used in producing, manufacturing, packaging, distributing and preparing food” (National Food Waste Strategy).