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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 »


Britain is burning: Wildfires break out across the country after record-breaking 70F hottest winter’s day EVER left fields parched

in the news Bob Ward  27 February, 2019

Asked whether warmer winters are a sign of climate change, Bob Ward comments that the climate was transforming towards warmer, wetter winters and hotter, drier summers – such as last year’s heatwave summer – with impacts on people and wildlife. read more »


Comment on record UK winter temperature

Press release  26 February, 2019

Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science, said: “Today’s record for … read more »


Why is the weather so warm and should we be concerned?

in the news Bob Ward  26 February, 2019

ITV News report on whether the soaring temperatures, which have been described as “exceptional” by the Met Office and come at the end of a particularly mild winter, could be attributed to climate change and what the impact on British ecosystems might be. read more »