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Director Permenant Carbon Locking Future Science Platform (CarbonLock), CSIRO Environment, CSIRO

Andrew Lenton is the Director of CSIRO's Permanent Carbon Locking Future Science Platform (CarbonLock). CarbonLock focuses on novel Carbon Dioxide Removal 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 the recent Climate Change Authority Reports on Australia’s Carbon Sequestration Potential. Amongst other roles, Andrew continues to lead the Carbon Dioxide Removal Model Intercomparison Project (CDRMIP), is a principal investigator in several national and international projects, and serves on several national and international advisory groups.

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. Andrew has held a number of positions, from Research Director to leading CSIRO's Earth System Science Portfolio. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and reports, including the 5th and 6th IPCC Assessment Reports.


  • 2009–present
    Senior research scientist, CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Flagship