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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.

Scientists say acting to reduce global warming in the near term provides multiple benefits for sustainable development

Press release

Written by Howard Cambridge Thursday, 04 May 2017 16:17

Paris, May 5, 2017: An article released in Science today said governments should commit to a near-term climate goal, which would help achieve global sustainable development goals and climate objectives over the next 25 years and keeps us on a pathway that limits warming to less than to 2 degrees Celsius (⁰C) by the end of the century. 


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.

Baselines for assessing urban GHG abatement need to be transparent


Written by Peter Erickson and Derik Broekhoff Friday, 21 April 2017 22:53

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Is "hot air" distorting estimates of cities' potential for climate mitigation?


Gathering the tribes: a science-policy-business dialogue on a low-carbon EU


Written by Stefan Bößner & Tim Suljada Friday, 21 April 2017 15:13

Photo: Sandwich / Flickr
Taking ambitious action to tackle global climate change should be a straightforward task.

Your city could be exporting deadly air pollution – here’s why


Written by Gary Haq Friday, 21 April 2017 13:05

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Transboundary air pollution still a major threat to human health and well-being.


We must trust in science, now more than ever


Written by Karolina Skog, Lisa Sennerby Forsse, Åke Iverfeldt, Eva Krutmeijer, Johan L. Kuylenstierna Thursday, 20 April 2017 23:00

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We need a stronger role for science in decision making, writes Karolina Skog, Swedish Minister for the Environment (MP) together with four executives from the scientific community.

Join us in supporting the March for Science!


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

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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.

2017 SEI Science Forum - Bangkok


Written by Anneli Sundin Tuesday, 11 April 2017 08:43

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Welcome to 2017 SEI Science Forum on the 30th of May! This year's forum is organised by SEI Asia and is taking place at the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. 

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.


SEI and Tufts celebrate a decade of collaboration with Nexus Symposium


Friday, 07 April 2017 13:41

Meeting on 11 April to explore new avenues for the partnership

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.

Enhancing learning, communication and knowledge-sharing by design


Written by Julia Barrott and Sukaina Bharwani Wednesday, 29 March 2017 06:26

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Taxonomy not only helps us sort through information – it also helps us make sense of complex topics and grapple with differences in our understanding.


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

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