The Grantham Institute briefing papers provide background and advice on key climate change and environment issues. Based on the research expertise at Imperial, the papers summarise current state of play, and suggest what needs to be done for adapting to and mitigating environmental change.

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The changing costs of technology and the optimal investment timing in the power sector

Topics: Mitigation
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: June 2017


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Society-led low carbon transformation

Topics: Mitigation
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: June 2017


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Supporting rural electrification in developing countries

Topics: Mitigation
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: April 2017


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Solar-thermal and hybrid photovoltaic-thermal systems for renewable heating

Topics: Mitigation
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: May 2017


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Climate change impacts on the water resources of the Ganges basin - Grantham Briefing Note 6

Topics: Earth systems science
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: April 2017


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Novel policy tools to assess the environmental impacts of air pollutants - Grantham Briefing note 5

Topics: Impacts and adaptation, Earth systems science
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: April 2017


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Citizen science and web-based modelling tools for managing freshwater - Grantham Briefing note 4

Topics: Impacts and adaptation
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: March 2017


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Satellite observations to support monitoring of greenhouse gas emissions

Topics: Earth systems science, Mitigation
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: March 2016


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Electrical energy storage for mitigating climate change - Grantham Briefing Paper 20

Topics: Mitigation
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: July 2016


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The ocean plastic pollution challenge: towards solutions in the UK - Grantham Briefing Paper 19

Topics: Earth systems science, Impacts and adaptation
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: July 2016


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Towards a unifying narrative for climate change - Grantham Briefing Paper 18

Topics: Mitigation
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: April 2016


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New solutions to air pollution challenges in the UK - Grantham LFSP Briefing Paper

Topics: Mitigation, Impacts and adaptation
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: April 2016


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Land use futures in Europe - Grantham Briefing Paper 17

Topics: Mitigation
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: March 2016


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The cost of capital and how it affects climate change mitigation investment - Grantham Briefing Paper 15

Topics: Mitigation
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: January 2016


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Ocean heat uptake and the global surface temperature record - Grantham Briefing Paper 14

Topics: Earth systems science
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: September 2015


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Using Game Theory to Address Modern Resource Management Problems - Grantham Briefing note 2

Topics: Impacts and adaptation
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: September 2015


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Sea Level Change- Grantham Briefing note 1

Topics: Earth systems science
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: July 2015


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Climate change and challenges for conservation - Grantham Briefing Paper 13

Topics: Impacts and adaptation
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: July 2015


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Biosphere feedbacks and climate change - Grantham Briefing Paper 12

Topics: Earth systems science
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: July 2015


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Solar power for CO2 mitigation - Grantham Briefing Paper 11

Topics: Mitigation
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: January 2014


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Shale gas and climate change - Grantham Briefing Paper 10

Topics: Mitigation
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: October 2013


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Monitoring the climate system from space - Grantham Briefing Paper 9

Topics: Earth systems science
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: February 2013


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Negative emissions technologies - Grantham Briefing Paper 8

Topics: Mitigation
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: 2012


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Low carbon residential heating - Grantham Briefing Paper 6

Topics: Mitigation
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: September 2011


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Solar influences on climate - Grantham Briefing Paper 5

Topics: Earth systems science
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: March 2011


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Carbon dioxide storage - Grantham Briefing Paper 4

Topics: Mitigation
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: December 2010


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Road transport technology and climate change mitigation - Grantham Briefing Paper 2

Topics: Mitigation
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: October 2010


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Solar energy for heat and electricity - Grantham Briefing Paper 1

Topics: Mitigation
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: June 2009