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.


Q&A: Frank Thomalla on disaster risk in the Asia Pacific region

Written by Marion Davis Thursday, 02 June 2016 16:23

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The GEO-6 regional report finds population growth, urbanization, environmental degradation and climate change are creating vulnerabilities that could undo progress.

Agenda 2030: Insights for action

Written by Caspar Trimmer Thursday, 26 May 2016 14:11

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SEI experts shared ideas on Agenda 2030 implementation at four key meetings this month, hosted by UN ECOSOC, the OECD, IASS and IDDRI.

How can food systems become more sustainable?

Written by Rajesh Daniel Wednesday, 25 May 2016 09:46

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SEI and UNEP launch a new free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) at the United Nations Environment Assembly, focused on Southeast Asia.

SEI’s Science Forum 2016: Implementing Agenda 2030

Written by Marion Davis Saturday, 21 May 2016 16:57

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The SEI Science Forum, now in its fifth year, drew about 240 people, including Swedish policy-makers and business leaders, for a lively discussion about sustainable development.

Key motivations for citizen scientists revealed

Written by Saskia Angenent & Howard Cambridge Friday, 20 May 2016 15:09

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Study finds that people who volunteer their time to support scientific research do it to ‘help wildlife’ and ‘contribute to scientific knowledge’

SEI and partners plan York city environment observatory

Written by Saskia Angenent & Howard Cambridge Thursday, 19 May 2016 17:25

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Observatory will further our understanding of how health, wellbeing and economic issues are linked to the quality of the environment.

Richard Klein recognized for ‘outstanding contributions’ to adaptation science

Written by Marion Davis Tuesday, 17 May 2016 23:30

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Through his work, he “has pushed forward a number of really critical boundaries… not just intellectually, but also in practice”.

Q&A: Steph Osborne on soybean crops and ozone pollution

Written by Marion Davis and Howard Cambridge Wednesday, 11 May 2016 02:12

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A new study shows soybean plants are becoming more sensitive to ozone pollution, and sensitivity overall is higher in Asia. What’s going on, and what does it mean for food security?

SEI at Adaptation Futures 2016

Written by Marion Davis Tuesday, 10 May 2016 15:00

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Nearly 1,700 participants from 102 countries are in Rotterdam for the largest adaptation conference ever held: scientists, policy-makers and businesses from around the world.

Phasing out U.S. federal fossil fuel leases could yield real climate benefits

Written by Marion Davis Tuesday, 03 May 2016 05:16

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A new SEI analysis shows fossil fuel consumption equivalent to more than 100 million tonnes CO2 per year could be avoided by 2030 – and more in later years.

Tackling the problem of plastic waste in the Baltic Sea

Written by Helen Saarniit Monday, 02 May 2016 21:50

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A new SEI Tallinn project aims to keep litter from urban areas from ending up in the water, where it harms wildlife, water quality, and human health.

Innovative SEI projects take the stage at major science festival

Written by Anneli Sundin Thursday, 21 April 2016 10:44

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SEI showcases its state-of-the-art projects at the Swedish Forum for Science Communication at The International Science Festival in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Q&A: Richard Taylor on modelling how real people behave

Written by Mònica Coll Besa and Marion Davis Wednesday, 13 April 2016 04:05

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SEI is building ‘agent-based’ models to better understand complex problems involving multiple perspectives and diverging priorities.

Highlighting urban natural treasures in Tallinn and Helsinki

Written by Helen Saarniit and Marion Davis Tuesday, 29 March 2016 21:34

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NATTOURS, a collaboration between SEI Tallinn and the two cities’ municipal governments, will work to develop nature tourism attractions and promote them through a web portal and mobile apps.


Q&A: Niall O’Connor on leading SEI’s Asia Centre

Written by Rajesh Daniel Tuesday, 22 March 2016 14:00

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As he takes the helm in Bangkok, the new Centre Director sees learning, dialogue and partnerships as crucial to long-term success.

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