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Mind over matter – how expectations generate sustainable wealth

Mind over matter – how expectations generate sustainable wealth

a commentary by Dimitri Zenghelis  19 March, 2019

Dimitri Zenghelis writes on how our expectations of the future shape the world and how we generate wealth, and determine whether and how we meet our climate and sustainability targets. read more »


How ready is South Africa for a new fuel levy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

How ready is South Africa for a new fuel levy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

a commentary by Patrick Curran  15 March, 2019

This June, South Africa’s much-delayed carbon tax is due to be implemented, to include a new levy on petrol and diesel. Patrick Curran contests that changing consumer behaviour and reducing emissions will be very difficult without investment in viable transport alternatives – and development of a wider suite of policies to cut emissions. read more »


Governments should respond to striking students with “strong actions” says Grantham Research Institute

Press release  15 March, 2019

  Ahead of the global school strikes about climate change, Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London … read more »


LSE Grantham Research Institute responds to Spring Statement

Press release  13 March, 2019

The Grantham Research Institute has today responded to the UK Government’s Spring Statement (13 March 2019), in which a new Future Homes Standard was announced, which would prevent new build … read more »


Major UN report with Coordinating Lead Author Dimitri Zenghelis calls for credible leadership to boost innovation and sustainability

Major UN report with Coordinating Lead Author Dimitri Zenghelis calls for credible leadership to boost innovation and sustainability

an announcement featuring Dimitri Zenghelis  13 March, 2019

The report, produced by 250 scientists and experts from over 70 countries and with the Bennett Institute’s Dimitri Zenghelis, who is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Grantham Research … read more »


How the EU learned to love sustainable finance: the inside story of the HLEG

Commentary  13 March, 2019

Sustainable finance has become a core part of the EU’s policy agenda, thanks in no small part to the European Commission’s high-level expert group (HLEG). Christian Thimann, the Group’s chair, sets out how the HLEG managed to seize the opportunity and points to work that still lies ahead, in this post for the Sustainable Finance Leadership Series. read more »


The Heat: Climate change

The Heat: Climate change

in the news Bob Ward  8 March, 2019

Bob Ward speaks in a debate on American television channel CGTN (China Global Television Network). He spoke about scientific consensus on climate change and the implications for the defence community that climate change contributes to problems that themselves are driving conflict. read more »


Another example of the echo chamber of climate change denial

a commentary by Bob Ward  4 March, 2019

The British echo chamber of climate change denial has been heavily used over the past couple of weeks as part of a campaign to spread misinformation about extreme weather events. … read more »


Politicians can make case for a smart transition from fossil fuels

Politicians can make case for a smart transition from fossil fuels

in the news Bob Ward  1 March, 2019

Letter to the FT, 1 March 2019


Is the UK doing enough to prepare for the last days of coal and the eventual phase-out of oil and gas?

a commentary by Josh Burke  28 February, 2019

The UK’s coal phase-out may be proceeding apace but there remains a gap where ‘just transition’ plans should sit – for coal and for other fossil fuel industry – argues Josh Burke. read more »