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Inspiring climate adaptation action in Africa's cities


Written by Karen Brandon Tuesday, 15 August 2017 09:00

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New SEI work highlights adaptation projects that illustrate how Africa's urban areas can adapt to climate change and work toward achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The trouble with negative emissions


Written by Anneli Sundin Wednesday, 09 August 2017 15:28

Kevin Anderson, professor in climate and energy, and Uppsala University’s Zennström professor in Climate change leadership at the Centre for Environment and Development Studies (CEMUS).
Kevin Anderson, professor in climate and energy, will deliver the annual Gordon Goodman Memorial Lecture on 21 September.

Elbilar – ett viktigt steg för bättre luftkvalitet


Written by Johan C.I. Kuylenstierna och Chris Malley Thursday, 03 August 2017 23:00

A bad day for air quality in Anyang City, Henan Province, China. V.T. Polywoda / Flickr
”Ju mer vi vet om de luftföroreningar som dieselbilar orsakar, desto mer ser vi hur stor negativ effekt de har på vår hälsa”, skriver Johan C.I. Kuylenstierna och Chris Malley.

Gender and social equity: insights from the SEI Science Forum in Bangkok


Written by Rajesh Daniel Thursday, 27 July 2017 04:27

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How can researchers better integrate gender equality and social equity analysis in their work? Some perspectives from the SEI Science Forum in Bangkok in June.

Sweden must take a global responsibility for climate change


Written by Henrik Carlsen and Adis Dzebo Friday, 21 July 2017 13:47

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New research points to major challenges if we fail to slow down global warming. Sweden's vision to become the first fossil-free welfare state is not enough. We also need to reduce the emissions that Swedish consumption causes outside our borders.
Dagens Nyheter, Sweden


Building a bridge: Kenyan Parliamentarians pledge to work with scientists on SDGs


Written by Emily Yehle Tuesday, 18 July 2017 14:43

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Kenyan parliamentarians committed to deeper engagement on sustainable development goals at a first-of-its-kind event with the scientific community.

Study finds benefits to restricted linking of carbon markets


Written by Emily Yehle Tuesday, 18 July 2017 00:00

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Policy-makers could avoid some of the potential pitfalls of linking carbon markets by using quotas and discount rates, according to a study from SEI researchers.

A sustainable Europe through business unusual


Written by Lauri Tammiste Friday, 30 June 2017 11:53

"Beautiful Tallinn" - Tallinn is the captial and largest city in Estonia. Photo credit: Mike Beales via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)
We need business unusual and Estonia’s successful track record in the last 25 years gives us hope that it will be able to make its mark, writes Lauri Tammiste.

SEI at Almedalsveckan 2017


Written by Anna Löfdahl Friday, 30 June 2017 09:22

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SEI is convening and participating in 19 seminars and debates at this year's Almedalsveckan, Sweden's largest political event.

Biomass and biofuels in the EU: Emotion-based policymaking?


Written by Francis X. Johnson Friday, 30 June 2017 08:27

A first-generation ethanol plant and bio-refinery in Sweden, that achieves 90% GHG reductions. Credit: Lantmännen Agroetanol.
The European Commission’s tinkering on biomass policy effectively promotes oil over economically viable and sustainable biofuels, writes Francis X. Johnson.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative – how can finance help to make it sustainable?


Written by Karl Hallding Tuesday, 27 June 2017 12:30

Dali-Lijiang Railway Project in the People's Republic of China: railway maintenance by the workers in Lijiang Railway Station in Yunnan. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Dialogue on how China and Sweden can work together on green finance for sustainable infrastructure in the ambitious trade strategy to be held as ministers from both countries meet in China.

Prevent climate risk in coasts, before it’s too late


Written by Karina Barquet, Oscar Ferreria & Ap van Dongeren Wednesday, 21 June 2017 23:00

The Disaster Management Cycle. Credit: RISC-KIT - Tools (van Dongeren et al.)
How viewing disaster risk reduction as an integrated chain of actions could help the success of cities’ plans to mitigate and adapt to climate risk, and to prevent our coasts from washing away.

Five ways to address fossil fuel subsidies through the WTO and international trade agreements


Written by Peter Wooders and Cleo Verkuijl Tuesday, 20 June 2017 11:30

Oil-drilling platform in the Brent Field, North Sea. Photo credit: UN Photo/Exxon Photo via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Can the international trade system be a catalyst for reforming fossil fuel subsidies to help relieve the burden on the public purse, reduce local and global air pollution, improve energy security and tackle climate change?

New international centre of excellence on disaster risk unveiled at SEI Science Forum


Written by Tom Gill Thursday, 08 June 2017 10:36

Bangkok, 2011 flood. Photo credit: Chrisgel Ryan Cruz via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)
As vulnerability to disaster in Asia increases, the centre will boost the contribution of science to tackling risk and meeting international targets.

New project explores how to secure the UK’s food future


Written by Chris West and Caspar Trimmer Wednesday, 07 June 2017 12:53

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IKnowFood to integrate multi-stakeholder knowledge and perspectives

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