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Saving the planet doesn’t have to cost the earth

Did it get better during lockdown? We saw the images in the press of how smog-filled skylines changed during lockdown. Will we remember the lessons learnt?. How can society, industry and governments maintain and build upon these changes?

One thing that everyone can agree on, at the present time, is that COVID-19 has given us an opportunity to take a long, hard look at how we can mitigate our impact on the environment, with economies looking to restart in more sustainable and more resilient ways. Here’s how can our experts at Imperial help guide your business to making decisions that save money – and save the planet.


Putting policies into practice

Our researchers are among the experts constantly called upon for evidence in national and international debates about climate policy and related behavioural changes. Our integrated approach to doing the hard research as well as interpreting impacts puts us in an excellent position to assess and consult on a variety of policy areas, from renewable energy and waste reduction to urban planning and transportation.


Technical solutions to age-old problems

Our scientists and researchers have designed technologies and services that address some of the practical issues faced by businesses when making decisions about resource allocation and management. Among others, check out:


The financial benefits of environmental sensitivity

From protecting the environment and ecosystems to protecting your company from going under, our experts have a wealth of experience in whole-system management. Change isn’t cheap, but when there is no Planet B, the costs of retrofitting solutions will be far higher than making meaningful interventions now.


How can Imperial help you?

Speak with our experts on Climate Change, Finance and Management, the value of ecosystem services for national and international benefits, and soft- and hard-engineering solutions to enable change and empower communities to make environmentally and financially sustainable decisions.

Net-zero emissions economic recovery

Economic growth will be a high priority for all countries in the months and years following COVID-19. The transition to net zero emissions can significantly contribute to the recovery.

COVID-19 and climate change

A special MSc Climate Change, Management and Finance lecture on how COVID-19 will affect action on climate change.

Greener vehicles

The Government wants every car and van to zero emissions by 2040. Lithium ion batteries are currently the most mature technology capable of meeting these targets, but there are alternatives on the horizon. Galvanic Energy can explain the limitations of current technologies or the risks associated with future ones.

Find out how Imperial can help you with your specific needs be they immediate or a longer term goal.

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