Responding to climate change requires societies to rapidly transition from using sources of energy that emit high levels of greenhouse gases (GHG), to utilising solar photovoltaics, wind power, hydrogen, and other sources of low carbon energy.

Mainland China is crucial to energy transition globally. China is the largest emitter of GHG gases, and the energy sector makes up the majority of its national GHG emissions profile. For Australia China is also a key partner in trade and investment in the energy sector.

The Energy Transition Spoke of China in the World is a platform for ANU researchers working on policy issues related to energy transition, with a geographic focus on the Chinese mainland, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, or with collaborators from these locations. The Spoke is managed out of the Centre for Climate and Energy Policy (CCEP) at the Crawford School of Public Policy, and is open to membership by academic staff throughout the Australian National University.