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How to reverse the dangerous decline in low-carbon innovation

a commentary by Antoine Dechezleprêtre  24 October, 2016

Greater public funding for low-carbon R&D and higher and stable carbon pricing mechanisms are essential to achieve Paris climate goals says Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Associate Professorial Research Fellow at the Institute. read more »


False allegations by climate change ‘sceptic’

a commentary by Bob Ward  20 October, 2016

The UK’s most prominent climate change ‘sceptic’ has falsely alleged that an international group of researchers conspired to suppress their results. In the Annual Lecture for the Global Warming Policy … read more »


How can Africa’s SMEs become more resilient to climatic disruption?

How can Africa’s SMEs become more resilient to climatic disruption?

a commentary by Christian Siderius, Declan Conway, Joanna Pardoe  14 October, 2016

A new Grantham Research Institute project is exploring the impact of El Niño and La Niña events on small-and medium-sized enterprises in Africa. read more »


Airline pilots cut their carbon footprint

Airline pilots cut their carbon footprint

in the news Greer Gosnell  11 October, 2016

LSE, Research Highlights


Economies are becoming more productive as low-carbon sectors grow, new analysis finds

Press release  10 October, 2016

Business sectors that have low levels of carbon dioxide emissions per output are outpacing the general economy in terms of productivity growth, while increasing the number of jobs and skill levels, according to the results of a major study of 39 countries. read more »


Nicholas Stern responds to historic European Parliament vote to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change

Press release  4 October, 2016

Nicholas Stern, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute, welcomes the decision by the European Parliament to ratify the Paris Agreement. read more »


New research finds link between air pollution and traffic accidents

Press release  3 October, 2016

Air pollution appears to be causing an increase in traffic accidents. Evidence shows that a rise in the average concentration of nitrogen dioxide of just 1 microgramme per cubic metre is sufficient to increase the average number of accidents each day by 2 per cent, with the biggest effect occurring in cities. read more »


Response to Government announcement about new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point C

Press release  15 September, 2016

Co-Director, Professor Sam Fankhauser, responds to announcement that the UK Government will allow the construction of a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point C in Somerset. read more »


Negative interest rates are an opportunity for the UK to invest in sustainable infrastructure

Negative interest rates are an opportunity for the UK to invest in sustainable infrastructure

in the news Dimitri Zenghelis  14 September, 2016

The reservoir of free capital can help boost the UK’s productive capacity and secure a low-carbon future, writes Dimitri Zenghelis read more »


It’s Too Early To Say the U.K. Has Had a Brexit Boost

It’s Too Early To Say the U.K. Has Had a Brexit Boost

in the news Dimitri Zenghelis  12 September, 2016

Newsweek, 12 September 2016


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