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.


How to implement the Paris Agreement in Asia

Written by Tom Gill Thursday, 01 June 2017 06:08

Panelists at the session (left to right): May Thazin Aung, Wanun Permpibul, Richard Klein, Naruemon Tubchumpon, Ipat Luna, Daniel Klasander.
A session at the SEI Science Forum gathered experts to discuss what needs to be done to ensure local inclusion in implementing the Paris goal.

New partnership between SEI and Chulalongkorn University announced in Bangkok

Written by Karen Brandon Tuesday, 30 May 2017 06:28

SEI Chula MOU signing
The agreement aims to foster innovative research to address environmental challenges in Asia and to bridge a persistent gap between research and policy.

Improving assessment of air pollution in Mexican and UK cities

Written by Howard Cambridge Tuesday, 23 May 2017 11:55

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Call for Early Career Researchers from the UK and Mexico to attend three day workshop, Nov 2017

Developing a visual language for SDG interactions

Written by Caspar Trimmer Wednesday, 17 May 2017 14:21

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SEI teams up with originators of the Global Goals branding for new communication project

Q&A: Sulev Nõmmann on Source-to-Sea, a “new paradigm” for water system management

Written by Helen Saarniit Wednesday, 17 May 2017 13:10

"frozen time" Photo credit: liebeslakritze via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Marine scientist Sulev Nõmmann discusses the Source-to-Sea concept for conceptualizing and governing the different flows in the source-to-sea continuum.

Major new study quantifies health and environmental impacts of excess nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel vehicles

Written by Tom Gill Monday, 15 May 2017 12:45

Study suggests more stringent tailpipe emission standards could prevent 174,000 premature deaths annually by 2040 

SEI-U.S. urges greater transparency on climate risks from pension provider

Written by Peter Erickson, Michael Lazarus and Chris Swartz Monday, 15 May 2017 11:37

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Letter asks Vanguard to demand disclosure of transition risks from the firms it invests in

How to build resilience in the Arctic

Written by Tom Gill Tuesday, 09 May 2017 14:46

At a key Arctic Council meeting this week, SEI presented blueprints to guide policy on resilience in the region.

Q&A: Kaja Peterson on reviewing Bosnia and Herzegovina’s environmental performance

Written by Helen Saarniit Thursday, 27 April 2017 14:41

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Stari Most (Old Bridge). Source: jaime.silva via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Kaja explains why these UN environmental performance reviews are carried out and shares her experience of being part of the process in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Join us in supporting the March for Science!

Written by Anneli Sundin Tuesday, 18 April 2017 16:19

SEI supports March for Science
Suspicion of science and acceptance of “alternative facts” are impacting the public agenda. At a time of unprecedented global opportunities and challenges, we need science more than ever.

Why green spaces are good for grey matter

Written by Howard Cambridge Monday, 10 April 2017 16:58

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Study shows walking between busy urban environments and green spaces triggers changes in levels of excitement, engagement and frustration in the brain.


Q&A: Frank Thomalla on lessons from disaster risk reduction in Indonesia

Written by Michael Boyland Wednesday, 05 April 2017 14:36

Tsunami 2004 aftermath. Aceh, Indonesia, 2005. Photo credit: AusAID via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
A new book provides an overview of progress and challenges in the Southeast Asian country.

What are we learning about how to build effective climate services?

Written by Julia Barrott Tuesday, 04 April 2017 04:02

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SEI and the World Food Programme hosted a discussion of country-level implementation of climate services that offered valuable lessons about key ingredients for success.

SDG delivery in Asia: SEI’s role in advancing science and policy to support decision-making

Written by Rajesh Daniel and Caspar Trimmer Tuesday, 28 March 2017 02:40

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SEI’s research and policy engagement has much to offer Agenda 2030 implementation in the region

Taming complexity: From SDG interactions to policy priorities

Written by Caspar Trimmer Sunday, 26 March 2017 19:58

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SEI is developing practical ways to reflect the interplay of goals and targets in Agenda 2030 implementation strategies.

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