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Global assessment highlights threats to pollinators that are vital to food supply

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Written by Helen Saarniit Monday, 29 February 2016 22:11

SEI 2016 news IPBES sm SEI Tallinn’s Kaja Peterson was a review editor for a major report that shows many pollinator species worldwide are being driven toward extinction by diverse pressures, many of them human-made.
 

Can county-level energy planning give the people a stronger voice? Lessons from Kenya

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Written by Marion Davis Thursday, 18 February 2016 18:57

SEI 2016 news Migori county planning sm A new study examines how county governments can achieve meaningful citizen participation to better understand and meet energy end-users’ needs.
   

Q&A: Frank Thomalla on how science and technology can support the Sendai Framework

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Written by Marion Davis Wednesday, 17 February 2016 07:07

SEI 2016 news QA Thomalla UNISDR conference sm SEI is part of a global effort to better align disaster risk reduction research with policy and practice – the focus of a major conference in Geneva.
 

Air pollution beyond safe limits in Nairobi’s informal settlements, finds study

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Written by Sarah Odera Monday, 15 February 2016 12:15

SEI 2016 News AirPollutionNairobi Flickr 3290008063 5bdb159637 o 140x70 The concentrations of harmful particles from burning wood and charcoal as well as from vehicles and industrial plants in the informal settlements of Nairobi exceed WHO recommendations for a healthy environment for human beings, says a new SEI study.
   

New Nordic Centre of Excellence focusing on Arctic mining communities

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Written by Ylva Rylander Monday, 08 February 2016 16:08

SEI 2016 News NewNordicCentreOfExcellence KirunaMunicipalityInSweden DagAvango 140x70 A Nordic Centre of Excellence funded by NordForsk will build an interdisciplinary research environment to provide new thinking about sustainable development, with a focus on Arctic mining.
   

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