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Study finds that Norway tax measures increase oil and gas production

News

Written by Emily Yehle Tuesday, 19 September 2017 18:44

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The vast majority of Norway's new oil and gas fields would not be developed without tax supports, according to a new analysis that examines the impact of Norway's support for the petroleum industry on its climate goals.
   

Study finds that Norwegian tax breaks will increase petroleum production by 8 billion barrels

Press release

Written by Emily Yehle Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:47

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The vast majority of Norway's new oil and gas fields would not be developed without tax supports, according to a new analysis that examines the impact of Norway's support for the petroleum industry on its climate goals.
   

Two steps towards smarter SDG implementation

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Written by Caspar Trimmer Monday, 18 September 2017 10:16

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A new interactions mapping methodology and a series of regional policy retreats aim to help boost countries’ efforts to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.
   

Gender inequality is a significant barrier to sustainable development

Blog

Written by Pin Pravalprukskul Friday, 15 September 2017 05:13

A woman in rural Cambodia waters her home garden. Despite women’s high level of involvement in agriculture in the Asia-Pacific region, less than one in five women hold secure tenure to their farm land. Photo by Pin Pravalprukskul, SEI

A high-level side event at the first Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on the Environment in Bangkok identified the most pressing gender issues in environment-related sectors. But critical gender concerns still remain unaddressed.

   

Arctic change and other challenges for tomorrow’s leaders

Blog

Written by Annika E. Nilsson Tuesday, 12 September 2017 23:00

Discussing Arctic Change – Global Challenge at University of Lapland’s Arctic Centre in Rovaniemi, Finland. Photo source: GMFUS http://www.gmfus.org/blog/2017/09/13/arctic-change-and-other-challenges-tomorrows-leaders
Fifteen young people with life experience from across the world collectively identified social political upheaval and climate shifts as the two most important challenges they will face.
   

Is focus on reuse the key to success in rural sanitation?

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Written by Caspar Trimmer Tuesday, 12 September 2017 16:28

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Study revisiting old project sites gives valuable pointers for Burkina Faso’s national sanitation programme.
   

Does green infrastructure represent a sound investment opportunity?

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Written by Steve Cinderby Friday, 08 September 2017 11:35

 

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Will introducing green roofs, green walls, rain gardens and planting trees improve our cities?
   

New interdisciplinary research network to tackle air pollution in sub-Saharan Africa

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Written by Howard Cambridge Monday, 04 September 2017 16:51

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Project will engage with communities in Nairobi using comics, theatre, visual arts, mobile phones, games, story-telling and music.
   

New online tool to spur sustainable tourism in Europe

News

Written by Helen Saarniit Wednesday, 30 August 2017 12:35

"Vitosha on july morning" - Vitosha, a volcanic mountain massif and tourist destination, viewed from Sofia, Bulgaria. Photo credit: Ви Го (vi-go) [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/ock4XT
The tool – greentourism.eu – can help maintain the competitiveness of European tourism by teaching people how to make sustainable choices that preserve Europe’s heritage and environment.
   

Exploring gender inequality in the Lower Mekong Region: Creating a sub-national Gender Inequality Index (GII)

Blog

Written by Rajesh Daniel Tuesday, 29 August 2017 04:00

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SEI is developing a provincial-level gender inequality index for Cambodia and Vietnam for better analysis of gender gaps and vulnerabilities in the Mekong Region. It can also help assess the gendered dimensions of climate change risk.

   

One million premature deaths linked to ozone air pollution

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Written by Ylva Rylander Monday, 28 August 2017 14:48

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New research links long-term exposure to ozone air pollution with one million premature deaths per year due to respiratory diseases, which is more than double previous estimates.
   

One million premature deaths linked to ozone air pollution

Press release

Written by Ylva Rylander Monday, 28 August 2017 11:00

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New research links long-term exposure to ozone air pollution with one million premature deaths per year due to respiratory diseases, which is more than double previous estimates.
   

SEI at World Water Week 2017: A full agenda

Event

Written by Caspar Trimmer Thursday, 24 August 2017 16:27

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SEI’s World Water Week activities demonstrate how water and sanitation issues run through the 2030 Agenda – and through SEI research.
   

Vad håller en klimatforskare vaken om nätterna?

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Written by Anna Löfdahl Tuesday, 22 August 2017 09:06

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SEI:s bidrag till hållbarhetsfestivalen The Stockholm Act är föreställningen Medan klockan tickar - om fyra forskare som har vigt sitt liv åt klimatet.
   

Leveraging agrobiodiversity: a recipe for food forever and happily ever after

Blog

Written by Ekaterina Bessonova Monday, 21 August 2017 23:00

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Leveraging diversity enables us to accomplish great things together. So why then have we been persistently getting rid of diversity in our food?
   

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