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Browse our latest stories, events, blogs, press releases and more.


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

weADAPT case studies map
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

sunset over Bogotá, Colombia
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

Panoramic view of Bogotá, Colombia
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.

Ny studie: Sverige sämst avseende ursprungsfolks inflytande i miljöbedömningar

Press release

Written by Ylva Rylander & Rasmus Kløcker Larsen Monday, 23 October 2017 23:00

Bolidens gruva Aitik i Gällivare i norra Sverige
Forskare vid Stockholm Environment Institute publicerar i dag en vetenskaplig studie som visar hur svenska myndigheter och bolag ger samebyar otillräckliga villkor för att skydda sina rättigheter vid miljöbedömningar.

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


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

trase sankey new Brazil data
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

TDDR QnA Heidi Nepal earthquake Sonny Inbaraj 2015 350x175
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

NDCs must go up posters held by people standing on a staircase
SEI researchers explain the 2018 Facilitative Dialogue, a stock-taking of the Paris Agreement.

Why farmers in the Brazilian Amazon persist in low-income activities that result in environmental damage

Press release

Written by Ylva Rylander & Toby Gardner Friday, 13 October 2017 08:00

cattle stand near road in Brazilian Amazon
In the world’s largest tropical agricultural-forest frontier, livestock production, which yields the lowest per hectare incomes, remains the most common land use in remote areas. This study, published in Ecology and Society, show why farmers in the Brazilian Amazon persist in low-income activities.

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.

Join the SuSanA Sanitation Wikipedia project

Press release

Written by Ylva Rylander, Arno Rosemarin Tuesday, 10 October 2017 15:07

SEI press handwash BurkinaFaso2017
Wikipedia is one of the key global channels for disseminating information about sanitation. The Sustainable Sanitation Alliance is now organizing a major upgrade. Join this important crowd-sourcing event for World Toilet Day.

Second conference of the Collaboration for Environmental Evidence – calls for submissions now open


Written by Karolin Andersson and Anneli Sundin Tuesday, 10 October 2017 14:58

Eiffel Tower: Paris, France. [CC0 Creative Commons]
The conference will take place in Paris, France, from 16 to 20 April 2018. Calls are now open for submissions for sessions, training events, talks and posters.

U.S. oil and gas subsidies could increase production by 17 billion barrels, new study shows

Press release

Written by Emily Yehle Monday, 02 October 2017 17:17

SEI 2017 PR effect of subsidies
A new study in Nature Energy finds that nearly half of discovered U.S. oil is dependent on subsidies, more than previously thought.

Mitigation on methadone – five takeaways from the Gordon Goodman Lecture


Written by Anneli Sundin Friday, 29 September 2017 09:42

Kevin Anderson discussing the Paris Agreement at the 2017 Gordon Goodman Memorial Lecture. Photo credit: Ylva Rylander/SEI [CC BY-NC-ND 4.0]

Negative emissions technologies are already influencing policies and laws and if we rely on these technologies and they fail to succeed we will be locked into a two degree world.


Is land a renewable resource?


Written by Francis X. Johnson Monday, 25 September 2017 14:30

Tilling soil in Senegal. Land degradation is a prominent problem in Senegal. Photo credit: IFPRI/Milo Mitchell [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] via Flickr
In light of recent UN efforts to leverage finance for sustainable land management, Francis X. Johnson discusses its benefits and what’s needed to realize it.

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