Transition to zero emissions growth
The pursuit of ‘zero emissions growth’ offers the opportunity for economies to expand and develop while still protecting their environment. Without a transition in many of aspects of the economic system, the expanding world economy will emit levels of carbon dioxide that leave little hope of halting climate change. An important component of the research at the Grantham Research Institute is to better understand the economic, technological, behavioural and institutional factors that will assist the transition to zero emission growth. This research includes analysis of the transition to low carbon energy systems, strategic interactions and interdependencies between firms in green industrial networks, behavioural changes in dietary habits and the governance mechanisms at the local, national and international level.