The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment regularly issues press releases on relevant and topical issues, plus news on the centre and its climate change and environmental research.
Please contact Bob Ward, Policy and Communications Director, either by telephone (+44 (0) 20 7106 1236) or email, with any further queries.
Below are releases published in 2014.
We also archive releases from previous years:
Nicholas Stern and Dimitri Zenghelis respond to publication of new climate change report
"This comprehensive report shows that it will still be possible to achieve the target, agreed by countries at the United Nations climate change summit in Cancùn in 2010, of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to have a reasonable chance of avoiding global warming of more than 2 centigrade degrees. But we are in a worse position than we were seven years ago when the last IPCC report and the Stern Review were published, because annual emissions have continued to rise."
Select Committee is right to criticise the BBC and other media about climate change coverage
“I am glad that the Committee has explicitly acknowledged our evidence that the public interest is being harmed by inaccurate and misleading coverage of climate change by the BBC and other media.
Nicholas Stern and Sam Fankhauser respond to publication of new climate change report
“This comprehensive report lays out very clearly the evidence that climate change is already having many impacts across the world, including effects on human deaths from extremely hot or cold weather, crop yields, the availability of water from shrinking glaciers, and the distribution of plant and animal species."
Comment by Nicholas Stern on UK Chancellor’s Budget speech
“Chancellors cannot resist the temptation to fiddle. Fiddling creates policy uncertainty and that in turn reduces investment including, and critically, in the energy sector by raising the cost of capital."
Importance of new study on the sensitivity of the Earth’s climate
"Policy-makers should now treat with caution recent studies that suggest that the short-term sensitivity of the Earth’s climate to increases in carbon dioxide levels may have a low value, according to an article by a researcher at the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science, which is published today (9 March 2014) in the journal ‘Nature Climate Change’."
New study finds UK is a world leader in cutting greenhouse gas emissions but is not acting alone
"The UK is an international leader in cutting greenhouse gas emissions, but is not acting alone, according to a new report published today by the ESRC Centre for Climate Economics and Policy and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at London School of Economics and Political Science"
Researchers find new way of valuing the welfare of future generations in climate policy
"One of the most controversial issues in climate change economics and policy could be resolved by a novel method put forward in a new journal paper by researchers from the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Columbia University, New York".
Nicholas Stern comments on European Commission's proposals for European Union 2030 energy and climate package
"It is very important that European leaders accept the Commission's proposed target for reducing emissions by 40 per cent by 2030 compared with 1990 as the minimum ambition they must set at their summit in March".
New mechanism proposed to reform the European Union Emissions Trading System
"The European Commission should reform the European Union Emissions Trading System by introducing new rules to automatically withdraw allowances when the carbon proce starts to fall too rapidly, according to a policy paper published today (22nd January, 2014) by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the Centre for Climate Economics and Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science.