Sense, Predict, Act

Imperial College London

The Grantham Institute for Climate Change

The mission of the Grantham Institute is to drive climate change related research and translate it into real world impact. Established in February 2007 with a £12.8 million donation over ten years from the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, the Institute’s researchers are developing both the fundamental scientific understanding of climate change, and the mitigation and adaptation responses to it. The Institute’s work is directly relevant to policy and decision makers. The Grantham Institute is unique among climate change research centres because it is situated at the heart of Imperial College London. Consistently rated amongst the world’s best universities, Imperial College London is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research that attracts 14,000 students and 6,000 staff of the highest international quality. Drawing on the College’s high quality expertise, the Institute focuses on driving multidisciplinary research across four themes directly relevant to the planetary skin initiative: Earth systems science – to improve our understanding of key climatic processes Vulnerable ecosystems and human wellbeing – to predict impacts to enable us to protect and adapt Risks, extremes and irreversible change – to foresee and prepare for extreme climatic events Sustainable futures – to drive the development of low carbon technologies and mitigation through the natural carbon cycle For more information on the Grantham Institute’s activities, visit its web site