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Dr Andrew Lenton

Director, CarbonLock Future Science Platform


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Andrew Lenton is the Director of CSIRO's CarbonLock which focuses on novel carbon dioxide removal technologies that is scalable, fast-acting, permanent and responsible.

His research interests focus on carbon dioxide removal and its role in reaching net zero and transitioning to a net-negative world. Dr Lenton is engaged in national and international Carbon Dioxide Removal research efforts, co-leading Australia's engagement in Mission Innovation - Carbon Dioxide Removal. He also leads the Carbon Dioxide Removal Model Intercomparison Project (CDRMIP), and is a principal investigator in national and international projects and advisory groups. He was an author on the fifth and sixth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Reports.

He brings over 20 years of experience modelling the global carbon cycle and climate, focusing on understanding past, present and future changes in the earth's system and exploring solutions beyond mitigation to address climate change. He has been involved in negative emissions and geoengineering research for over a decade.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2006


  • 1998


  • 1997

    Macquarie University

Professional Experiences

  • 2022-Present

    Director CarbonLock
    CSIRO Environment

  • Present-2012

    Senior Research Scientist
    CSIRO (Oceans and Atmosphere)

  • Present-2016

    Senior Research Scientist
    Antartci Climate and Ecosystems CRC

  • 2012-2009

    Research Scientist
    CSIRO Marien and Atmospheric Resaerch

  • 2008-2008

    Visting Research Scientist
    LSCE, Saclay, France

  • 2008-2008

    Visting Research Scientist
    LSCE, Saclay, France

  • 2002-2001

    Senior Scientific Officer
    Hydro Tasmania, Australia

  • 1999-2001

    1999 Data Analyst/ Scientific Programmer
    CSIRO Marine Research


  • 2017-2017

    NESP Great Barrier Reef Projections

  • 2014-2014

    Climate Change in Australia (NRM)

  • 2017-2020

    Green Climate Fund

  • 2012-2013

    ACCSP Carbon and Ocean Acidification (CI)

  • 2010-2013

    Pacific Australia Adaptation and Climate Change Program (CI)

  • 2014-2015

    Geoengineering Strategic Project (CI)

  • 2015-2016

    Carbon Cycle Modelling Strategic Project (CI)

  • 2014-2016

    ACCSP Earth System Modelling

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