The Grantham Institute’s mission is to drive climate and environment-related research and translate this knowledge into real-world impact. Harnessing the tremendous research strengths across all four main areas of the College – engineering, natural sciences, medicine and business – the Institute addresses the entire spectrum of climate change and environment related issues, from fundamental understanding of climate processes to environmental impacts, mitigation technologies and policies.
Explore our projects spanning scientific research, policy and business.
Plastic pollution in the ocean
At the Grantham Institute, we study the sources, impact and solutions to plastic in the ocean.
The path to a low-carbon future
Researchers at Imperial are investigating different pathways to achieve a low-carbon future.
The Grantham Institute is leading Greening Imperial, a cross-campus and community initiative calling for action on climate change and sustainability.
Climate impact of electric vehicles
This infographic shows how much of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide is produced by driving an electric car one kilometre.
Next-generation climate mitigation technologies
This infographic shows 18 early-stage technologies that all have the potential to make significant contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Our planet's atmosphere
Our research focuses on expanding our knowledge of the oceans and atmosphere, and modelling the way these systems influence one another.
Centre for Cleantech Innovation
The Centre for Cleantech Innovation supports innovators and entrepreneurs to develop solutions for a sustainable and resilient low-carbon future.
China and Global Energy Governance
A joint project with China’s Energy Research Institute (ERI) and the NDRC on the role of China in global energy governance.
Imperial College London at COP23
Find out about our activities at the UN Climate Change Conference 2017 (COP23) in Bonn.
Ring of Fire Project
The study is the first to characterise the impacts of climate change on multi-species systems at such an unprecedented scale.
AVOID 2 is a research programme that provides key advice to the UK Government on climate change issues