I am interested in the impacts of climate change on human health. I also carry out research that focuses on the inequitable distribution of air pollution in Australia.
I have completed research projects in northern Australia that take an interdisciplinary approach to understanding and explaining climate impacts on Indigenous communities. See 'Risks from Climate Change to Indigenous communities in the Tropical North of Australia' to find out more about this issue.
I teach an undergraduate class that links climate policy with energy policy. The course, Peak Carbon, includes addressing questions such as: why are Australians among the world’s worst per capita greenhouse gas polluters? What's a carbon tax? What has Australia done to reduce its contribution to global climate change compared to other nations, such as the US, UK and Germany? What are the major obstacles to be overcome before Australia can make deep cuts in its greenhouse emissions, particularly from our energy generation sector?
This course relates to a book I co-authored with Liz Minchin, Screw Light Bulbs smarter ways to save Australians time and money.
Dr Donna Green is a senior lecturer and researcher at the Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC), University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia.