Grantham Briefings and Discussion Papers analyse climate change and environmental research linked to work at Imperial, setting it in the context of national and international policy and the future research agenda.

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What role can forests play in tackling climate change?

Topics: Energy and Low-Carbon Futures
Type: Discussion papers
Publication date: July 2020


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The Arctic and the UK: climate, research and engagement

Topics: Earth and Life Sciences
Type: Discussion papers
Publication date: June 2020


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What ancient climates tell us about high carbon dioxide concentrations in Earth’s atmosphere

Topics: Earth and Life Sciences
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: May 2020


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A net-zero emissions economic recovery from COVID-19

Topics: Economics and Finance, Energy and Low-Carbon Futures, Health
Type: Collaborative publications
Publication date: April 2020


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Paying for net-zero – The fiscal framework for the UK’s transition to low-carbon energy

Topics: Mitigation, Economics and Finance
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: April 2020


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Sustainable mini-grid systems in refugee camps: A case study of Rwanda

Topics: Energy and Low-Carbon Futures, Health, Impacts and adaptation, Mitigation
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: March 2020


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Climate sensitivity: What is it, and why is it important?

Topics: Climate Science
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: February 2020


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Drivers in solar deployment in India: A state-level analysis

Topics: Energy and Low-Carbon Futures, Mitigation
Type: Collaborative publications
Publication date: December 2019


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Climate change and the human-made water cycle: Implications for the UK water sector

Topics: Resources and Pollution, Impacts and adaptation
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: October 2019


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Using futures analysis to develop resilient climate change mitigation strategies

Topics: Energy and Low-Carbon Futures, Mitigation
Type: Briefing paper, Collaborative publications
Publication date: November 2019


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Integrating green and blue spaces into our cities: Making it happen

Topics: Impacts and adaptation, Health, Resources and Pollution, Energy and Low-Carbon Futures
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: July 2019


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The Antarctic Peninsula under a 1.5°C global warming scenario - what change is it locked into?

Topics: Earth and Life Sciences, Climate Science
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: April 2019


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The challenges of implementing global policy: the ecosystem approach and forests

Topics: Earth and Life Sciences
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: April 2019


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Experiences and lessons in managing water from Cape Town

Topics: Impacts and adaptation, Health, Resources and Pollution
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: February 2019


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Greenhouse gas removal technologies: A focus on the commercial opportunity

Topics: Mitigation, Energy and Low-Carbon Futures
Type: Discussion papers
Publication date: February 2019


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Redesigning Regulation: Powering from the future

Topics: Energy and Low-Carbon Futures, Mitigation
Type: Collaborative publications
Publication date: December 2018


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BECCS deployment: a reality check

Topics: Mitigation, Energy and Low-Carbon Futures
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: December 2018


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Consultation response: Environmental principles and governance after EU exit

Topics: General
Type: Evidence & submission papers
Publication date: August 2018


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Keeping global warming to 1.5°C - Challenges and opportunities for the UK

Topics: Mitigation, Energy and Low-Carbon Futures
Type: Collaborative publications
Publication date: November 2018


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Multiple stressors in freshwater ecosystems: biocides and climate change

Topics: Impacts and adaptation
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: November 2018


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Towards a just and equitable low-carbon energy transition

Topics: Impacts and adaptation, Mitigation
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: September 2018


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The role of nuclear electricity in a low-carbon world

Topics: Impacts and adaptation, Mitigation
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: March 2018


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Climate change, low-carbon transitions and security

Topics: Impacts and adaptation
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: March 2018


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Aviation biofuels: strategically important, technically achievable, tough to deliver

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


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Adaptation of freshwater species to climate change

Topics: Impacts and adaptation
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: November 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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Expect the unexpected: The disruptive power of low-carbon technology‌

Topics: Mitigation
Type: Collaborative publications
Publication date: February 2017


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Industry Engagement Innovation Lab

Topics: Mitigation
Type: Collaborative publications
Publication date: December 2017


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Community Renewables Innovation Lab

Topics: Mitigation
Type: Collaborative publications
Publication date: December 2017


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Energy Efficiency Innovation Lab

Topics: Mitigation
Type: Collaborative publications
Publication date: December 2017


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Reshaping Regulation: Powering from the future

Topics: Mitigation
Type: Collaborative publications
Publication date: October 2017


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Strategic narratives in climate change roundtable report

Topics: Impacts and adaptation, General
Type: Collaborative publications
Publication date: 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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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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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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Global energy governance reform and China's participation - Final report

Topics: Mitigation
Type: Collaborative publications
Publication date: 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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Biosphere feedbacks and climate change - Grantham Briefing Paper 12

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


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Bridging the gap: improving the economic and policy framework for carbon capture and storage in the European Union

Topics: Mitigation
Type: Collaborative publications
Publication date: June 2015


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Climate change priorities for the next UK government

Topics: Mitigation, Impacts and adaptation, General
Type: Collaborative publications
Publication date: March 2015


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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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Solar influences on climate - Grantham Briefing Paper 5

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


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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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Climate Science Explained: A Climate Leadership Programme briefing

Topics: Earth systems science, General
Type: Collaborative publications
Publication date: 2011


The consequences of delayed action on climate change

Topics: Impacts and adaptation
Type: Collaborative publications
Publication date: 2008