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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.

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External links[edit]


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33 news items

Washington Post

Institutional Investor (subscription)
Sun, 06 Apr 2014 21:03:22 -0700

In 2007 they funded the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at London's Imperial College; the next year they endowed the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

MarketWatch

MarketWatch
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:56:15 -0700

Research at his Grantham Institute for Climate Change tells us Earth can't feed the 10 billion people predicted in 2050, three billion more than today: “As the population continues to grow, we will be stressed by recurrent shortages of hydrocarbons ...

Calgary Herald

Imperial College London
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:16:18 -0700

We asked researchers at Imperial working with the Grantham Institute for Climate Change to give us their view of the report's key messages. What is the key message for policy makers? Professor Sir Brian Hoskins. "The science shows us that we need ...

Responding to Climate Change

Responding to Climate Change
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 05:25:29 -0700

Sir Brian Hoskins, director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change, Imperial College London: “The science shows us that we need substantial and sustained reductions in greenhouse gas emissions if we are to limit the risks posed by climate change…
 
Imperial College London
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:12:18 -0700

We asked researchers at Imperial working with the Grantham Institute for Climate Change for their take on the report. What are the key messages that people should take away from this new report? Professor Sir Brian Hoskins. "This authoritative report ...
 
Business Spectator
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:18:42 -0700

Jenny Nelson works for the Grantham Institute for Climate Change. She receives funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Royal Society. Christopher Emmott receives funding from the Grantham Institute for Climate ...
 
The Caledonian Mercury
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 01:39:48 -0700

... now quite long-standing problem, not helped by the broadcast media who for example insist on giving equal time to [former chancellor of the exchequer] Nigel Lawson's views on climate change as to [chairman of the Grantham Institute for Climate ...
 
New Zealand Herald
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 08:21:22 -0700

Professor Sir Brian Hoskins, director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College London, said the latest WMO assessment shows a now familiar mixture of natural variability and human-induced climate change. "These annual statements ...
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