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Sustainable finance in troubling times: five actions to prevent market turbulence turning into a crisis

a commentary by Nick Robins  9 January, 2019

Sustainable finance ended 2018 on a high. Never before has so much capital been committed to integrating environmental, social and governance factors. But financial markets also entered an unnerving cycle. If we are not careful, growing financial turbulence could divert attention away from the urgent need to scale up investment in climate action and sustainable development, writes Nick Robins. read more »


Are smart meters good for UK households?

Are smart meters good for UK households?

a commentary by Greer Gosnell, Daire McCoy  9 January, 2019

How realistic are the predicted savings to household energy bills from installing a smart meter? And how robust is the evidence behind the figures? Greer Gosnell and Daire McCoy investigate, in the second of two posts on smart meters. read more »


Another humiliation for British climate change deniers and their promoters in the media

a commentary by Bob Ward  9 January, 2019

‘The Daily Telegraph’ has been forced today to publish corrections to an error-filled article about climate and energy policy by the newspaper’s former editor after it was ruled to be … read more »


Why the UK’s smart meter rollout needs to be smarter

Why the UK’s smart meter rollout needs to be smarter

a commentary by Greer Gosnell, Daire McCoy  8 January, 2019

With recent reports criticising the UK Government’s rollout of its smart meter implementation programme, Greer Gosnell and Daire McCoy review the costs and benefits and call for a revamp, particularly of consumer engagement. read more »


A Nobel Prize for the creator of an economic model that underestimates the risks of climate change

A Nobel Prize for the creator of an economic model that underestimates the risks of climate change

a commentary by Bob Ward  2 January, 2019

The 2018 Nobel Prize for Economics has focused a spotlight on the ongoing controversy surrounding estimates of the potential impacts of climate change. On 8 October, The Royal Swedish Academy … read more »


Climate economics is based on models that are not fit for purpose

Climate economics is based on models that are not fit for purpose

in the news Bob Ward  28 December, 2018

Letter from Bob Ward to the Financial Times, 28 December 2018


Agreeing the Paris Rulebook: did COP24 deliver? Reflections from the Grantham Research Institute’s Post-COP event

a commentary by Isabella Neuweg, Patrick Curran, Rebecca Byrnes  19 December, 2018

Identifying progress within the annual round of international climate negotiations can be a challenging business. The sessions of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention … read more »


The just transition comes of age

The just transition comes of age

a commentary by Nick Robins  17 December, 2018

Monday 3 December 2018 was the date when the ‘just transition’ emerged onto the global policy scene as a geopolitical priority. On the opening day of the COP24 UN Climate … read more »


Nicholas Stern comments on the outcome of COP24

Press release  16 December, 2018

Responding to the outcome of the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24), Nicholas Stern, Chair of the Grantham … read more »


American scientists and politicians attempt to overcome climate change denial

a commentary by Bob Ward  10 December, 2018

American climate researchers are today signalling their willingness to try even harder to warn Congress about the growing threat to families and businesses from shifts in extreme weather, rising sea … read more »