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.


With new model, Bolivia can better address a growing water crisis

Written by Emily Yehle Wednesday, 06 December 2017 18:55

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SEI researchers recently unveiled the first comprehensive model of Bolivia’s rivers, lakes and streams, as part of the Bolivia National Water Balance.

Do we really need another ethical declaration on climate change?

Written by Måns Nilsson Friday, 01 December 2017 11:02

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SEI Research Director Måns Nilsson talks about the origins, purpose and prospects of the new UNESCO Declaration on Ethical Principles in Relation to Climate Change

New version of LEAP launched with added benefits

Written by Emily Yehle Friday, 01 December 2017 09:46

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Latest version of SEI's flagship tool includes a new Integrated Benefits Calculator and improved visualization capabilities.

In memoriam: Nilufar (Neela) Matin (1953 - 2017)

Written by Howard Cambridge Thursday, 23 November 2017 14:59

Neela Matin in memoriam
It is with great sadness that SEI announces the death of our friend and colleague Nilufar (Neela) Matin.

Green space and well-being: bringing nature back to cities and workplaces

Written by Helen Saarniit Tuesday, 21 November 2017 11:48

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Steve Cinderby has studied the positive connection between green spaces and well-being. In this Q&A he shares his thoughts and conclusions on his research.

Enabling effective and ambitious action on climate change and the SDGs

Written by Robert Watt Tuesday, 07 November 2017 21:34

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The new NDC-SDG Connections tool analyses and quantifies the connections between climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals.

6 key issues for the UN climate change conference

Written by Robert Watt Friday, 03 November 2017 11:55

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As climate negotiators meet to discuss the aims and implementation guidelines of the Paris Agreement, SEI researchers have put their heads together to identify some of the key issues for COP23.

Connecting people - Kalenge village waits for electrification

Written by Anneli Sundin Thursday, 26 October 2017 08:27

solar mini grid installation in Kalenge village rural Tanzania
A solar mini-grid is about to get installed in Kalenge village in rural Tanzania. How will this change life in the village? Read and follow the stories of the villagers through this photo story.

weADAPT: celebrating 10 years at the forefront of climate change adaptation research and practice

Written by Karen Brandon Wednesday, 25 October 2017 12:46

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weADAPT, SEI’s global platform and network for climate change adaptation issues, is marking its 10th anniversary in 2017 with new collaborations and technologies to enhance its outreach.

Implementando los ODS en América Latina

Written by Karina Barquet Tuesday, 24 October 2017 09:51

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SEI es organizador del taller para la implementación de los los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) dirigida hacia responsables políticos de América Latina.

Implementing the SDGs in Latin America

Written by Karina Barquet Tuesday, 24 October 2017 09:22

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SEI is co-organizing a retreat for Latin American policy-makers to share experiences and challenges in implementing the SDGs, in Bogotá from 24-25 October.

New data takes Trase soy supply chain mapping to the next level

Written by the Trase team Monday, 23 October 2017 09:28

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Supply chain transparency platform also gets new functions and first mapping of Indonesian palm oil supply chains.

Q&A: Heidi Tuhkanen on analyzing the “trade-offs“ between development and disaster risk reduction

Written by Rajesh Daniel Wednesday, 18 October 2017 14:01

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Senior expert Heidi Tuhkanen discusses the initial results from a case study analyzing the “trade-offs“ between development and disaster risk reduction.

Ratcheting up ambition: COP23 sets the stage for the 2018 Facilitative Dialogue

Written by Karen Brandon Wednesday, 18 October 2017 13:14

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SEI researchers explain the 2018 Facilitative Dialogue, a stock-taking of the Paris Agreement.

SEI Executive Director to step down in 2018

Written by Robert Watt Thursday, 12 October 2017 12:50

Johan L. Kuylenstierna. Photo credit: Thorleif Robertsson, SEI (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
After seven years at SEI Johan Kuylenstierna has decided to step down as Executive Director.  He will leave the organization in April 2018.

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