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year in numbers


Empower future leaders through postgraduate training programmes

  • 40 climate scientists and economists trained in media and debating skills
  • 160 developing country policymakers selected to attend ‘in-person’ Clean Power Program
  • 90 undergraduates enrolled on new I-STEMM Explore elective module to study climate change
  • 30 news journalists trained by Grantham Institute and Royal Meteorological Society


Accelerate climate change innovation and low-carbon business startups

  • 1 Senior Royal, 1 Deputy Mayor and 800 live attendees celebrated the Centre for Climate Change Innovation Launch
  • 44 climate-positive startups supported by the Greenhouse Accelerator Programme
  • 10 startups supported by Grantham Institute featured as Forbes 30 under 30
  • 7 startups supported by Grantham Institute featured by PwC on their Net Zero Future50 report


Communicate knowledge to help inform and shape decision-making

  • 7,890 downloads of briefing on climate change and mental health, 30 media stories
    in over 10 countries
  • 29,300 views of climate change FAQs
  • 25 delegates at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26)
  • 134,000 views of online feature 9 things you can do about climate change
  • Changing Planet and Women in STEM Seminars organised by PhD researchers


Initiate, develop and support multidisciplinary research on climate change and environment

  • 2 new research fellows joined the Grantham Institute
  • 26 funding proposals involving Grantham Institute researchers
  • £225,000 average value of research grants awarded
  • 142 papers and articles published by PhD researchers and staff
  • 23 laboratories completed ‘green’ baseline for Lab Efficiency Assessment Framework since 2020


Foster new collaborations and networks at Imperial and beyond

  • 7 artists and 7 scientists connected with 4 museums for the Grantham Art Prize
  • 350 local council staff engaged with campaign to embed climate action
  • 3 Citizens Assemblies explored evidence with Grantham Institute researchers
  • 258 Imperial staff benefit from Grantham Affiliates scheme


Generate thought leadership and forge consensus on key issues

  • 1 Time100 scientist joined Grantham Institute
  • 80 institutions in Grantham Institute-led COP26 Universities Network (now UK Universities Climate Network)
  • 1 President’s Award for Leadership in Societal Engagement
  • 5,300 attendees from 150 countries at Climate Exp0 virtual conference
  • 8 founding partners in the Centre for Climate Change Innovation