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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.

25 000 svenskar har kollat sina utsläpp med nya Klimatkalkylatorn


Written by Anna Löfdahl Thursday, 23 March 2017 14:41

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Lagom till miljömanifestationen Earth Hour den 25 mars lanserar Stockholm Environment Institute tillsammans med Världsnaturfonden WWF en mobilanpassad klimatkalkylator. Intresset är stort – på ett par veckor har fler än 25 000 svenskar använt kalkylatorn för att kolla sina klimatutsläpp.

New climate calculator keeps track of your carbon footprint


Written by Anna Löfdahl Thursday, 23 March 2017 14:14

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Just in time for Earth Hour, SEI together with WWF, launches a new mobile friendly climate calculator for Sweden. In just a couple of weeks, more than 25,000 Swedes have used it to get a grip on their climate emissions.

New countries, new commodities: Trase gets major upgrade


Written by Caspar Trimmer Monday, 20 March 2017 11:37

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SEI and the Global Canopy Programme unveil a raft of improvements and new features to our ground-breaking supply chain transparency and sustainability platform.

Carbon tangle: Norway must put oil ventures to a ‘climate test’


Written by Peter Erickson Sunday, 19 March 2017 23:00

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Norway has some of the most ambitious emissions policies in the world, but is opening oil fields that cannot pay back in a safe climate future.


Q&A with Teresa Ribera: "We need to recover our confidence in cooperation"


Written by Caspar Trimmer Thursday, 16 March 2017 09:15

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New SEI Board Member Teresa Ribera talks about the most pressing development challenges and aspirations for the next four years, and how policy research can help.

How can Swedish steel deliver on the Global Goals?


Written by Caspar Trimmer Tuesday, 14 March 2017 10:36

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A recent workshop kicked off a process to explore the Sustainable Development Goals from the perspective of one of Sweden’s key industries.

SuSanA seeks volunteers to upgrade Wikipedia sanitation pages


Written by Caspar Trimmer Thursday, 09 March 2017 15:48

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The Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) is calling all volunteers to join a worldwide “Edit-a-thon” of the online encyclopedia’s sanitation-related articles, in the run-up to World Water Day (22 March).

Can resource efficiency give an edge to Estonian businesses?


Written by Helen Saarniit Thursday, 09 March 2017 05:30

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SEI researchers in Tallinn and the Estonian Ministry of the Environment are part of a new project aimed at engaging businesses in the EU’s environmental management scheme and the ‘circular economy’.

SEI at the 5th International Conference on Climate Services


Written by Julia Barrott and Marion Davis Friday, 24 February 2017 21:14

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SEI is a co-sponsor of ICCS5 in Cape Town, where more than 250 people will meet to explore how capacity-building and education can improve the use of climate information in decision-making.

How can Estonia’s transport and housing sectors contribute to cleaner air and a safer climate?


Written by Helen Saarniit Wednesday, 22 February 2017 19:18

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SEI researchers in Tallinn, York and the U.S. are exploring measures to reduce short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) in Estonia and using a new calculator to estimate the potential benefits

In the search for food security, how can African scientists make themselves heard?


Written by Anneli Sundin Thursday, 16 February 2017 16:31

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As large swathes of the Horn of Africa suffer prolonged drought, an AgriFoSe2030 forum explored how to link science with policy and practice to better support smallholder farmers.

Study links outdoor air pollution with 2.7 million preterm births per year


Written by Marion Davis Thursday, 16 February 2017 10:00

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Results suggest that addressing major sources of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) – from diesel vehicles, to agricultural waste-burning, could save babies’ lives and improve health outcomes.

What is so special about the water-energy-food nexus?


Written by Dennis Wichelns Wednesday, 08 February 2017 08:44

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Describing connections across policy domains is helpful, but the focus on water, energy and food is discretionary and limiting, Dennis Wichelns argues in a blog.

Q&A: Åsa Gerger Swartling on leading capacity-building at SEI


Written by Marion Davis Thursday, 02 February 2017 19:46

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Capacity development is crucial to enable stakeholders to fully engage in our research and analysis, benefit and learn from it, and take ownership of the results.

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