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The new climate economy has the momentum to withstand U.S. withdrawal

Press release

Written by Ylva Rylander & Emily Yehle Friday, 02 June 2017 07:05

Photo credit: Oliver Johnson, SEI (with the kind permission of Lake Turkana Wind Power and Winds of Change)
MEDIA ADVISORY: President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement will put poor countries at greater vulnerability, but it won’t stop a worldwide shift to renewables and a new climate economy, according to scientists at SEI.

How to implement the Paris Agreement in Asia


Written by Tom Gill Thursday, 01 June 2017 06:08

Panelists at the session (left to right): May Thazin Aung, Wanun Permpibul, Richard Klein, Naruemon Tubchumpon, Ipat Luna, Daniel Klasander.
A session at the SEI Science Forum gathered experts to discuss what needs to be done to ensure local inclusion in implementing the Paris goal.

New partnership between SEI and Chulalongkorn University announced in Bangkok


Written by Karen Brandon Tuesday, 30 May 2017 06:28

SEI Chula MOU signing
The agreement aims to foster innovative research to address environmental challenges in Asia and to bridge a persistent gap between research and policy.

Developing solutions to urgent environmental challenges in Asia

Press release

Written by Ylva Rylander Tuesday, 30 May 2017 02:53

The 2017 SEI Science Forum supports a dynamic and enduring exchange between science, people and policy, specifically focusing on the Asian region. Co-hosted by Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, SEI’s Science Forum 2017 will bring together 200 people guests and researchers in Bangkok, Thailand.


SEI Science Forum 2017 - science and policy meet in Bangkok to debate environmental solutions


Written by Rajesh Daniel Wednesday, 24 May 2017 08:39

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30 May, Bangkok: policy-makers and scientists from across the Asia-Pacific gathered for the SEI Science Forum to share ideas and propose solutions to Asia’s urgent environmental challenges.


Improving assessment of air pollution in Mexican and UK cities


Written by Howard Cambridge Tuesday, 23 May 2017 11:55

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Call for Early Career Researchers from the UK and Mexico to attend three day workshop, Nov 2017

You need to understand SDG interactions – here’s why


Written by Måns Nilsson and Martin Visbeck Friday, 19 May 2017 11:48

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A new interactions framework could be a key to effective SDG implementation by G20 governments.

T20 Blog


Three ways a Nordic region Agenda 2030 initiative will add value


Written by Åsa Persson, Clarisse Kehler Siebert, Caspar Trimmer, Mikko Halonen and Susanna Sepponen Friday, 19 May 2017 10:52

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A summary of recommendations on a Nordic Cooperation programme.



Developing a visual language for SDG interactions


Written by Caspar Trimmer Wednesday, 17 May 2017 14:21

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SEI teams up with originators of the Global Goals branding for new communication project

Q&A: Sulev Nõmmann on Source-to-Sea, a “new paradigm” for water system management


Written by Helen Saarniit Wednesday, 17 May 2017 13:10

"frozen time" Photo credit: liebeslakritze via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Marine scientist Sulev Nõmmann discusses the Source-to-Sea concept for conceptualizing and governing the different flows in the source-to-sea continuum.

Wanted: public participants to make the Paris Agreement work


Written by Harro van Asselt Monday, 15 May 2017 23:00

Calling on members of civil society to help design and monitor policies to achieve the Paris Agreement's goals.

Major new study quantifies health and environmental impacts of excess nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel vehicles


Written by Tom Gill Monday, 15 May 2017 12:45

Study suggests more stringent tailpipe emission standards could prevent 174,000 premature deaths annually by 2040 

SEI-U.S. urges greater transparency on climate risks from pension provider


Written by Peter Erickson, Michael Lazarus and Chris Swartz Monday, 15 May 2017 11:37

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Letter asks Vanguard to demand disclosure of transition risks from the firms it invests in

Lessons from disaster risk reduction in Indonesia


Written by Frank Thomalla Saturday, 13 May 2017 04:18

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Indonesia has invested significantly in restructuring its governance institutions to transform its disaster governance system from focusing on post-disaster response to taking a comprehensive and integrated approach.



Do we need a common knowledge platform on SDG interactions?


Written by Måns Nilsson Thursday, 11 May 2017 12:59

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Måns Nilsson argues that a new framework could give a major boost to implementation and dialogue.



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