Enhancing ambition and accountability under a Paris climate agreement

Enhancing ambition and accountability under a Paris climate agreement

A new report examines the options for assessment and review of Parties’ contributions to ensure they align with mutually agreed goals and principles, ensure transparency, and raise ambition over time.

On the road to a climate change adaptation strategy for Estonia

On the road to a climate change adaptation strategy for Estonia

SEI's Tallinn Centre kicked off its contribution to the national strategy's development with a conference on Infrastructure and Energy Sector Adaptation on 20 March.

Falling battery prices boost outlook for electric vehicles

Falling battery prices boost outlook for electric vehicles

The cost of batteries used in electric vehicles (EVs) has been dropping fast and is almost certainly well below the estimates used by many analysts. Policy-makers, transport and energy planners, and investors should take note.

SEI at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

SEI at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

As a successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) is approved, the new SEI Initiative on Transforming Development and DRR aims to foster better integration of resilience with the sustainable development agenda.

Sustainable development in a fast-changing world: SEI Strategy 2015–2019

Sustainable development in a fast-changing world: SEI Strategy 2015–2019

SEI sets out its ambitions for how it will address key challenges in sustainable development, empower and inform partners, and develop the organization and its finances.

Q&A: Michael Lazarus on taking the helm of SEI’s U.S. Center

Q&A: Michael Lazarus on taking the helm of SEI’s U.S. Center

A 25-year veteran of SEI-US, the new Centre Director envisions growth, expanded research areas and policy engagement, and innovations in analytical tools and capacity-building.

Helping Bristol businesses and organizations to Go Green

Helping Bristol businesses and organizations to Go Green

Local businesses are signing up to develop action plans and to measure their impact and social value.

New tool links global consumption with local-level impacts of production

New tool links global consumption with local-level impacts of production

Most ‘footprint’ analyses use national or regional data, often ignoring huge differences in local conditions. The SEI-PCS model offers a far more precise and useful measure.

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Managing environmental systems

Managing environmental systems


Growing populations, rapid urbanization and increased consumption put unprecedented pressure on land, water and air resources. We show how to manage these resources together to protect food security, human health and biodiversity.

Reducing climate risk

Reducing
climate risk


Emissions of greenhouse gases are built into our economic systems. Our research shows the benefits of a low-carbon future and describes how we get there by mitigating and adapting to climate change.



Transforming governance

Transforming governance


The social, institutional and political setting is vital for improving livelihoods, sustain- ability and resilience. We provide insights into good governance for sustainable develop- ment in the face of social and ecological change.


Rethinking development

Rethinking development


The global economy has brought welfare and prosperity to the world. But it has also depleted natural resources and vital ecosystem services. We set out alternatives for a sustainable future, from the planetary scale down to local, on-the-ground solutions.




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