The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment brings together international expertise from a wide range of disciplines, including economics, finance, geography, the environment, international development and the political economy. This expertise enables us to produce globally recognised, policy-relevant research and analysis. Our work is divided across the following 13 broad research areas.
Biodiversity represents the variety and variability of life on Earth – it underpins and is fundamentally affected by human activity.
Climate change adaptation and resilience
How we can improve the resilience of countries, communities and companies to current and future climate change impacts.
Climate change governance, legislation and litigation
The role of climate governance, laws, policies and court cases in tackling climate change. Includes our Climate Change Laws of the World database.
Climate, health, and environment
Assessing the global health threat posed by climate change due to factors such as increasing heat, extreme weather events, food insecurity, greater spread of infectious diseases, and greater psychological trauma.
Examining how people make decisions and behave with respect to environmental issues, a critical input to our transition to a more sustainable pathway.
Environmental economic theory
Using theoretical techniques from the economics discipline to study climate change and environmental problems.
Environmental policy evaluation
Analysing the effectiveness and impacts of current and future climate and energy policies, from the local to the international.
International climate politics
Focusing the spotlight on the role of international cooperation, diplomacy and political leadership in tackling climate change.
Science and impacts of climate change
The role of climate science and modelling in helping to project the environmental, social and economic impacts of climate change.
Sustainable natural resources
The policy and practical challenges of ensuring the environment and natural resources are sustainably maintained and used.
Sustainable public and private finance
How to effectively mobilise finance to realise the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Transition to zero emissions growth
Understanding the economic, technological, behavioural and institutional factors that will assist the transition to zero emissions growth.
UK national and local climate policies
Engaging decision-makers in the UK on policy issues related to climate change and the environment.