Grantham PhD student Oliver Schmidt visited Africa to see two start-ups from Imperial College London that are trying to make the case for low-carbon ‘cleantech’ business in Africa, and compared them to a third operating across the continent.
Dr Alex Howe, writes about the launch of a new campaign to turn words into actions on climate change, and in six global revolutions that must take place before 2020. Continue reading The importance of being optimistic – Christiana Figueres leads the charge to limit global warming to 1.5°C
We all have the power to change our habits and live more sustainably. In fact, whilst governments and businesses have a huge part to play in addressing climate change and other environmental issues, the actions of individuals are also crucial. With this in mind, we asked Grantham Institute staff and students to share their climate or environment-related resolutions for the year ahead. Feel inspired to … Continue reading Our eco resolutions for 2017
A year on from last December’s landmark climate deal in Paris, Jeanne Martin, an alumnus of Imperial’s Centre for Environmental Policy, argues that governments around the world are losing momentum – and it’s time for citizens to step in. A year ago, the world’s governments adopted the Paris Agreement, a global commitment to taking strong action on climate change. Paris was hailed as a major milestone … Continue reading Beyond COP: Why we can’t count on international negotiations alone to save our planet
Erlend Moster Knudsen is part of the climate awareness campaign Pole to Paris. He is speaking at a seminar at Imperial on 12 November. In this guest blog, he writes about how his PhD on climate change in the Arctic inspired him to run almost 30 km a day, for months in a row, to draw attention on climate change and the COP21 meeting in December … Continue reading There is no Planet B: Why I decided to run 3,000 kilometres