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The Grantham Institute for Climate Change is one of four Global Institutes at Imperial College London.[1] The Institute was founded in 2007 with a £12m donation from the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment,[2] an organisation set up by Hannelore and Jeremy Grantham.

The Institute brings together climate and global environmental change expertise from across the College for climate change related research and translation into real world impact. Their aim is to improve the interaction between researchers and decision makers in business and governments, communicating research to help ensure that choices are based on the best understanding of the science and evidence available.

Research[edit]

Research at the Institute is focused on four core ‘themes’: First, Earth systems science, including modelling of climate processes, and biosphere-atmosphere interactions and feedbacks. Second, Risks, extremes and irreversible change, including: the likelihood of extreme events in the future, and their potential impact. Third, Sustainable futures, including transition to a low-carbon economy, natural mitigation and carbon storage in ecosystems, and policy and market frameworks to support a low-carbon economy. Fourth, vulnerable ecosystems and human wellbeing, including the impact of environmental change and climate change on ecosystems, and sustainable management plans and policy mechanisms to manage impacts.

Policy implications[edit]

A dedicated Policy Team delivers research projects, publications, partnerships, and events, aimed at communicating the science behind global environmental change and its impacts. The team publishes Briefing Paper documents disseminating the scientific understanding, possible solutions, and outcomes to government, business and NGOs.

Affiliated institutes[edit]

The Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment also funds two other research institutes: one at the London School of Economics, the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment [3] and the other at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, the Divecha Centre for Climate Change.[4]

Leadership[edit]

The Institute's Director is Professor Sir Brian Hoskins, professor of meteorology (1981–present) at the University of Reading

Projects[edit]

The Institute’s partnerships with the private and public sector include:

Climate KIC,[5] a consortium of academic, corporate & public partners and part of the Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) initiative set up by the European Institute of Innovation.

Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation[6] Directorate, led by the University of Edinburgh, this Directorate provides leadership to the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) research programme, which aims to improve understanding of how ecosystems function, the services they provide and their relationship with the political economy and sustainable growth.

The AVOID Programme,[7] a government-funded research programme on “Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change" (AVOID). The consortium is led by the Met Office Hadley Centre and the other partners are the Walker Institute at Reading, and the Tyndall Centre. Under this programme work is carried out to inform the UK Government’s decision making on avoiding dangerous climate change brought on by greenhouse gas emissions.

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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Breitbart News

Breitbart News
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 01:15:50 -0700

I'm not sure into what precise category you'd put Brian Hoskins of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change (as endowed by a hedge fund billionaire heavily exposed to the green sector), but for an expert scientist wheeled out by the mainstream media ...

Nature World News

Nature World News
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:07:30 -0700

He appeared on February 13 debating with scientist Sir Brian Hoskins, chairman of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College, London, to discuss recent flooding that supposedly was linked to man-made climate change. (Photo ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:44:28 -0700

He appeared on February 13 debating with scientist Sir Brian Hoskins, chairman of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College, London, to discuss the bad weather in which there was widespread flooding and the connection with man-made ...
 
The Fiscal Times
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 02:33:45 -0700

While it's still permitted, I'd like to note that we're having an unusually cool summer. The MLB All-Star game was played last night in the Twin Cities under downright frosty conditions. Especially in the Midwest and Northeast, numerous cities have yet ...

The Independent

The Independent
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:33:45 -0700

... the news programme over a February edition in which Lord Lawson, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, appeared alongside the respected scientist Sir Brian Hoskins, director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College, London.
 
Canada Free Press
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 07:37:30 -0700

... the news programme over a February edition in which Lord Lawson, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, appeared alongside the respected scientist Sir Brian Hoskins, director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College, London.
 
The Voice of Russia
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 04:24:34 -0700

You were recently made co-director (together with Professor Joanna Haigh) of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change . What are your priorities in your new job? "There are very important problems that global society is going to be facing in the ...
 
Sonnenseite.com
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 03:52:30 -0700

Die Forscher Irvine, Hoskins und Shine von den Forschungseinrichtungen University of Reading und Grantham Institute for Climate Change in London schätzen die negativen Folgen für das Klima als so gravierend ein, dass sie sogar unter Inkaufnahme von ...
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