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Understanding the water-energy-food nexus in a warming climate

Understanding the water-energy-food nexus in a warming climate

in the news Declan Conway, Christian Siderius  7 August, 2019

Understanding the connections between water use, and energy and food production can help us address some of challenges posed by climate change. read more »


Environment researcher expects other dams to face collapse as a result of climate change

Environment researcher expects other dams to face collapse as a result of climate change

in the news Bob Ward  6 August, 2019

Bob Ward discusses emergency efforts to prevent the collapse of the Whaley Bridge dam in Derbyshire following damage caused by exceptionally heavy rainfall. He goes on to say that similar incidents are likely to occur in the future due to the fact that much of the UK’s infrastructure hasn’t been designed to cope with the changing climate. read more »


We must change food production to save the world, says leaked report

We must change food production to save the world, says leaked report

in the news Bob Ward  4 August, 2019

Bob Ward says we are now getting very close to some dangerous tipping points in the behaviour of the climate – but as this latest leaked report of the IPCC’s work reveals, it is going to be very difficult to achieve the cuts we need to make to prevent that happening. read more »


What the UK can learn from carbon pricing schemes

What the UK can learn from carbon pricing schemes

in the news Josh Burke, Rebecca Byrnes  2 August, 2019

Josh Burke and Rebecca Byrnes discuss new research into global approaches to carbon pricing. read more »


Whaley Bridge dam: heed flood defence warning, experts urge

Whaley Bridge dam: heed flood defence warning, experts urge

in the news Bob Ward  2 August, 2019

Bob Ward says the UK’s flood defence system isn’t fit for the 21st century. read more »


Insurers disclosing climate risk need to remember their customers

a commentary by Swenja Surminski, Sam Unsworth  2 August, 2019

Extending climate risk disclosure to customers could yield a range of benefits for insurers, customers and the climate, but the industry will need to deepen the relationships that it holds with customers in order to achieve this, write Swenja Surminski and Sam Unsworth in this post for the Sustainable Finance Leadership series. read more »


Creating a separate UK trading scheme for emissions the worst system of carbon pricing after Brexit

Press release  2 August, 2019

Carbon tax with “citizens’ dividend” one of best ways for UK to reach net zero by 2050 If the UK is to leave the EU Emissions Trading System as part … read more »


Breaking all-time UK temperature record a ‘disturbing milestone’

Press release  29 July, 2019

The Grantham Research Institute’s response to the announcement by the Met Office that a recording of 38.7°C at Cambridge Botanic Garden on Thursday 25 July has become the highest temperature officially recorded in the UK. read more »


Met Office confirms new UK record temperature of 38.7C

Met Office confirms new UK record temperature of 38.7C

in the news Bob Ward  29 July, 2019

Bob Ward responds to a Met Office announcement that the highest ever temperature in the UK has been recorded. read more »


Record UK heatwaves have ‘killed hundreds’ this year – and death toll could soar to 2,000

Record UK heatwaves have ‘killed hundreds’ this year – and death toll could soar to 2,000

in the news Bob Ward  28 July, 2019

Bob Ward discusses the potential death toll from the UK heatwave. read more »