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Grantmaking focused on research and advocacy.

Aerial view of a wind turbine.

Wind power has grown 60 times in the last twenty years, but low-carbon energy is still only 15% of humanity’s total energy consumption.

Finding ways to solve environmental issues will require new science and new ways of thinking: basic research to map out the issues and find solutions; public advocacy to drive the structural changes needed to put those solutions into practice.

Supporting the environment, from science to activism.

We helped establish the Grantham Institute - Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College in 2007. In 2008 we helped launch the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics.

More recently we helped initiate the Divecha Centre for Climate Change at the Indian Institute of Science (along with Arjun Divecha, a partner at GMO), and the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures at the University of Sheffield.

We have long-standing relationships with Rare, The Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund, Rocky Mountain Institute, and Environmental Defense Fund. We work with these organizations to advance novel environmental and climate solutions.

Our communications grantmaking supports grassroots efforts that have helped stop the development of coal plants globally; revealed the way fossil fuel incumbents derail democracy; and helped defend communities put at risk by short-sighted corporate decisions.

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Aerial view of an agroforestry system.

Diverse farming systems such as agroforestry will play an important role in carbon drawdown while helping to feed society. 

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