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Climate crisis: UK cannot reach net zero emissions ‘if ministers remain fixed on economic growth’

Climate crisis: UK cannot reach net zero emissions ‘if ministers remain fixed on economic growth’

in the news Josh Burke 29 August, 2019

This article reflects on comments made by the government’s chief environment scientist on the UK’s net zero target. In the article Josh Burke refers to research by the Grantham Research Institute which shows how achieving net zero and maintaining economic growth are not mutually exclusive. 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 »


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 »


Is it time to start naming deadly heatwaves?

a commentary by Bob Ward 23 July, 2019

A failure by the media to convey the severity of the health risks from heatwaves, which are becoming more frequent due to climate change, could undermine efforts to save lives … read more »


History is made as UK’s net zero emissions target becomes law

Press release 27 June, 2019

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science today (Thursday 27 June 2019) welcomed the signing into law of … read more »


Heatwave conditions could cause over 100 deaths in UK this week

Press release 26 June, 2019

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science warned today (Wednesday 26 June 2019) that heatwave conditions across many … read more »


Lord Lawson’s desperate last attempt at misinformation about net zero target

a commentary by Bob Ward 25 June, 2019

The UK Parliament is due to pass the legislation this week that amends the long-term 2050 target for annual greenhouse gases in the Climate Change Act 2008 to net zero … read more »


A strong carbon price to help the UK get to net-zero

a commentary by Josh Burke 24 June, 2019

Carbon pricing could form the policy bedrock for a net-zero target, argues Josh Burke Inaction on climate change puts the world in grave danger. Action must, therefore, be accelerated. This … read more »


250 experts call for Prime Minister Theresa May to use State Visit to challenge President Donald Trump on climate change

Press release 3 June, 2019

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has been urged to confront US President Donald Trump during his State Visit to the United Kingdom over his “reckless” approach to climate change, in a letter made public today and signed by 250 researchers at institutions across the UK. read more »