Associate Professor Donna Green
Field of Research: 
Climate impacts and adaptation, energy policy, indigenous Australians
Contact details:
+61 2 9385 8956

Room 465
Mathews Building (F23)
UNSW, Kensington 2052

Research & Current Projects

Donna focuses on human-environment interactions, specifically on social and economical vulnerability, adaptation and risk. Her current research programme uses indigenous and non-indigenous knowledge to understand climate impacts on remote communities in northern Australia. Her teaching focuses on linking energy policy, climate change and environmental impacts in Australia and internationally.

See also:



GEOS2241 Peak Carbon: Climate Change and Energy Policy (Course Coordinator)




Green D;Minchin L, 2010, Screw Light Bulbs: Smarter Solutions to Tackling Climate Change, Original, Scribe, Melbourne

Book Chapters

Green D, 2016, 'Is it too late to do something about climate change in the Torres Strait?', in Crate S;Nuttall M (ed.), Anthropology and Climate Change, Left Coast Press, US

Green D;Dean A;Nunn P, 2016, 'Compound injustice: the impacts of climate finance on Kiribati.', in Island Geographies : Essays and Conversations, Taylor & Francis Ltd

Green D;Webb L, 2015, 'Climate Change, Health and Well-being in Indigenous Australia', in Butler C (ed.), Healthy People, Places and Planet, Canberra, pp. 365 - 378,

Green D, 2009, 'Opal Waters, Rising Seas: How Sociocultural Inequality Reduces Resilience to Climate Change among Indigenous Australians', in Crate SA;Nuttall M (ed.), Anthropology and Climate Change, edn. 1, Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek, CA. USA, pp. 218 - 227

Journal articles

Green D, 2016, 'The spatial distribution of extreme climate events, another climate inequity for the world's most vulnerable people', Environmental Research Letters, vol. 11,

Tong S;Berry HL;Ebi K;Bambrick H;Hu W;Green D;Hanna E;Wang Z;Butler CD, 2016, 'Climate change, food, water and population health in China', Bulletin of the World Health Organization, vol. 94, pp. 759 - 765,

Green D;Martin D, 2016, 'Maintaining the Healthy Country–Healthy People Nexus through Sociocultural and Environmental Transformations: challenges for the Wik Aboriginal people of Aurukun, Australia', Australian Geographer, pp. 1 - 25,

Green D;Tong S;Berry H;Ebi K;Bambrick H;Hanna E;Zhang W;Butler C;Fitzgerald G, 2016, 'China, Climate Change, Food, Water and Population Health', Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Gross MH;Alexander LV;Macadam I;Green D;Evans JP, 2016, 'The representation of health-relevant heatwave characteristics in a Regional Climate Model ensemble for New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, Australia', International Journal of Climatology

Warren B;Christoff P;Green D, 2016, 'Australia's sustainable energy transition: The disjointed politics of decarbonisation', Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, vol. 21, pp. 1 - 12,

Sullivan M;Green D, 2016, 'Misled about lead: An assessment of online public health education material from Australia's lead mining and smelting towns', Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source, vol. 15,

Goldie J;Sherwood SC;Green D;Alexander L, 2015, 'Temperature and humidity effects on hospital morbidity in Darwin, Australia', Annals of Global Health, vol. 81, pp. 333 - 341,

Green D;Bambrick H;Tait P;Goldie J;Schultz R;Webb L;Alexander L;Pitman A, 2015, 'Differential effects of temperature extremes on hospital admission rates for respiratory disease between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 12, pp. 15352 - 15365,

Dobbie B;Green D, 2015, 'Australians are not equally protected from industrial air pollution', Environmental Research Letters, vol. 10,