The Grantham Institute is Imperial College London's hub for climate change and the environment.

We drive forward discovery, convert innovations into applications, train future leaders and communicate academic knowledge to businesses, industry and policymakers to help shape their decisions.

We are one of Imperial’s Global Institutes, established by the College to promote inter-disciplinary working and to meet some of the greatest challenges faced by society. 

Vision & mission

Our vision

A sustainable, resilient, zero-carbon society.

Our mission

To contribute to, and lead on, world-class research, training and innovation towards effective UK and international action on climate change and the environment.

Our aims

We aim to:

  • Initiate, develop and support multidisciplinary research on climate change and environment
  • Generate thought leadership on key research and societal issues
  • Foster new collaborations and networks at Imperial and beyond
  • Communicate knowledge to help inform and shape decision-making
  • Empower future leaders through postgraduate training programmes
  • Accelerate cleantech innovation


Jo Haigh and Martin Siegert standing outside the Grantham Institute"To achieve our goals, we engage with a wide variety of organisations and individuals, working with industry, the public sector, academics, students and the general public. Find out how you can work with us."

- Professor Joanna Haigh and Professor Martin Siegert, Co-Directors of the Grantham Institute


The Grantham Institute was established in February 2007 with a £12.8 million donation from the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment. We also receive support from Imperial College London, and a number of other sources on a case by case basis.

The Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment also provides support to our partner institutes at the London School of Economics (Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment), the University of Sheffield (Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures) and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (Divecha Centre for Climate Change).


Our advisory board advises on the Institute’s strategic direction.  Find out more

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