News stories from SEI, covering a wide range topics, including Q&A features, reporting on new SEI research and projects, and our engement on key environment around the world.


SEI Asia Centre urbanization initiative takes shape with launch of cities report

Written by James Kemsey Wednesday, 21 February 2018 15:32

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To meet the challenges of urbanization in the region, the SEI Asia Centre is driving a new initiative on urbanization to generate knowledge and solutions on human health and well-being in cities.



SUMERNET contributes to Mekong Environment Ministers meeting

Written by James Kemsey Monday, 19 February 2018 07:03

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SEI Asia Centre’s SUMERNET programme informed the recent Greater Mekong Region’s fifth Environment Ministers meeting, held January 30 – February 1 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.


New report highlights global impacts of air pollution

Written by Howard Cambridge Monday, 05 February 2018 17:00

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New research on global surface ozone levels for present-day and recent trends highlights regions and populations most affected by air pollution


SEI rated among world’s top environment policy think tanks

Written by Robert Watt Monday, 05 February 2018 10:37

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SEI has been rated among the world’s most influential environment policy think tanks in the 2017 Global Go To Think Tanks Index, billed as the “premier database and measure of world think tanks”.

Celebrating 25 years of SEI Tallinn

Written by Helen Saarniit Wednesday, 31 January 2018 22:11

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SEI Tallinn recently celebrated a quarter of a century of operations, reflecting on its impact on and contribution to Estonian society, as well as looking to regional and global challenges in the next 25 years.

Q&A: Sivan Kartha on how climate affected the Doomsday Clock

Written by Emily Yehle Friday, 26 January 2018 00:58

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Senior Scientist Sivan Kartha discusses his role in setting the Doomsday Clock -- and how humanity can keep away from an apocalyptic "midnight."

Release of major assessment of the state of the environment in Southeast Asia

Written by Rajesh Daniel Thursday, 18 January 2018 11:15

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The Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) in collaboration with SEI has published its Fifth State of the Environment Report, which shows environmental challenges growing in number and complexity.


Måns Nilsson takes on role of Acting Executive Director of SEI

Written by Tom Gill Wednesday, 17 January 2018 14:55

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The move follows Johan L. Kuylenstierna’s decision to step down during the leadership recruitment process.

Latin American countries review progress on implementing the 2030 Agenda

Written by Caspar Trimmer Friday, 12 January 2018 11:22

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New policy brief summarizes insights on implementation from an informal retreat for regional policy-makers.

SEI selected to host Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow

Written by Emily Yehle Thursday, 04 January 2018 18:36

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SEI has been selected by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) as a host organization for the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program.

SEI recruiting new Executive Director

Written by Robert Watt Tuesday, 19 December 2017 09:25

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We are looking for our next Executive Director, who will deliver on our mission: to support decision-making and induce change toward sustainable development around the world.

New competition seeks eco-tech innovations for a cleaner Baltic

Written by Brenda Ochola Thursday, 14 December 2017 11:35

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The EU-funded BONUS RETURN project is offering pre-commercialization support to top ideas for reducing nutrient and carbon emissions and productive reuse in the Baltic region.

New centre for sustainable finance established in Stockholm

Written by Robert Watt and Ylva Rylander Tuesday, 12 December 2017 11:00

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Stockholm Sustainable Finance Centre will support research, innovation and education on how capital allocations can help drive the global sustainability transition.

Resilience building at risk? Five key insights for addressing borderless climate risks

Written by Kevin M. Adams Monday, 11 December 2017 14:52

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Borderless climate risks have the potential to severely hamper or completely roll-back progress made on building resilience through climate change adaptation. Can they be addressed in the follow-up of the Paris Agreement’s global goal on adaptation?

Johan Kuylenstierna vice ordförande i klimatpolitiska rådet

Written by Ylva Rylander Monday, 11 December 2017 12:57

Regeringen inrättar nu klimatpolitiska rådet. Ingrid Bonde har utsetts till ordförande och Johan Kuylenstierna till vice ordförande i rådet.

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