To create a sustainable future we need to make sure there is enough for everyone – enough food, water and energy. And we need to do this within planetary boundaries.
To create a sustainable future we need to work together towards global goals, and we need to do it with some urgency.
To create a sustainable future we need to know how. The problems are multifaceted, they are local and global, material and social, political and industrial.
Our plan is to create usable knowledge that address the complexity of environmental crisis. We work closely with business and policy makers to provide leadership in the delivery of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals – global goals that set out a road-map of exactly what we need to achieve to create a sustainable future.
Our experts come from across academic disciplines to work on cross-cutting collaborative research, like our UKRI funded project Redefining Single-Use Plastic.
And we train the leaders of tomorrow – the Grantham Scholars, who alongside their PhDs in sustainability issues, are given world-class training in communication, influencing policy and working with business.
Together we can build a sustainable future.
The SDGs are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future. UN member states are expected to use SDGs to frame their agendas and political policies. Find out below how our research is connected to individual SDGs.
The food and agriculture sector offers key solutions for development, and is central for hunger and poverty eradication.
Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in.
Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity.
There needs to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.
Promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all
Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere.
Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.
Grantham Scholar Emanga Alobwede has published her first paper, which looks at circular economy fertilisation. “Nutrient losses from agricultural land to freshwater and marine environments contribute to eutrophication and often to the growth of algal blooms. However, the potential benefits of recycling this algal biomass back to agricultural land for soil […]
Our £1 million pound UKRI funded plastics project got off to a flying start with a 2 day stakeholder event at the wonderful Sheffield City Hall. Academics alone won’t find the answers to plastic waste, so we have created a large team of stakeholders, representing the local, national and international […]
Plastics: Redefining Single-Use is a new multidisciplinary research project announced on December 18th by the Science Minister. This £1 million collaboration at the Grantham Centre brings together world-class experts from across academic disciplines to address the ecological and societal problems posed by plastics. Sign up to our newsletter or find us […]
We work closely with our partner sustainability teams at the TUoS. The researchers behind these groups are mentors to many of Grantham Scholars and are coming up with innovative new solutions to sustainability challenges.