Transition to Low Carbon Economies: Opportunities and Risks


Timing: 4.45-9.30pm | Venue: Grantham Institute Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus

On the 9th May IBP held a session in collaboration with the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment taking a look at the bumpy road that lies ahead for companies and organisations looking to divest and move away from tradition, high-carbon models. The session ended with an IBP Executive Insights Dinner at 170 Queen’s Gate with a guest talk from Peter Knott, Chief Financial Officer of the Green Investment Bank and an up-date from one of Imperial’s student start-ups, Cheesecake.

Presentations were split into three key themes; The Physical Risks of Climate Change, Low Carbon Economy Transitional Risks and Opportunities.  Click on the links below to download the presentations or

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Theme 1 | The Physical Risks of Climate Change

Natural Gas Supply Chain

Presented by: Dr Paul Balcombe | Research Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering


Predicting Physical Risks

Presented by: Professor Ralf Toumi | Professor of Atmospheric Physics, Department of Physics


Theme 2 | Low Carbon Economy Transitional Risks

The Viability of Mini-Grids in Developing Countries

Presented by: Phil Sandwell | Research Assistant in Energy Access, The Grantham Institute for Climate Change


Getting Real About Climate Change

Presented by: Dr Charles Donovan | Director, Centre for Climate Finance and Investment

Unfortunately we are unable to publish Dr. Donovan’s presentation

Theme 3 | Opportunities

Cleantech v.0

Presented by: Professor Richard Templer | Director, UK Co-Location Centre for Climate KIC



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