Africa

Fossil fuel subsidy reform: 3 insights from a candid discussion

Fossil fuel subsidy reform: 3 insights from a candid discussion

We understand the economics. We know some successful strategies. But mastering the politics – that’s the hardest part.

Q&A: First steps on implementing Agenda 2030 in Estonia

Q&A: First steps on implementing Agenda 2030 in Estonia

Estonia is one of 22 countries presenting voluntary reviews of their implementation of the 2030 Agenda this week at the High-Level Political Forum (HLFP) on Sustainable Development. The HLPF is the central platform of the United Nations for follow-up and…

SEI receives 5-star transparency ranking for third year running

SEI receives 5-star transparency ranking for third year running

SEI has again topped an international ranking for transparency among major think tanks. The 2016 report published by Transparify scored 200 influential think tanks in 47 countries.

Forest degradation sharply undercuts benefit of Brazil Amazon conservation

Forest degradation sharply undercuts benefit of Brazil Amazon conservation

A new study finds that in the state of Pará alone, selective logging, road-building, fires and other disturbances have reduced biodiversity as much as clearing 92,000–139,000 km2 of pristine forest.

Raising the bar on mining: Can Colombia’s government rise to local expectations?

Raising the bar on mining: Can Colombia’s government rise to local expectations?

Big companies and national government must do their part to clean up Colombia’s mining industry, and recognize that local communities deserve a strong voice on where and how mining is done.

Women are central to Africa’s energy transformation

Women are central to Africa’s energy transformation

Dependence on traditional biomass for household energy imposes a huge burden on women in sub-Saharan Africa – but women also play a key role in modernizing energy systems. Thomson Reuters Foundation, UK

From swimming pools for snakes, to seatbelt handbags: Design students apply lessons in sustainability

From swimming pools for snakes, to seatbelt handbags: Design students apply lessons in sustainability

SEI Tallinn helped to develop a special course at the Estonian Academy of Arts (EAA) that introduced environmental and social concerns in the creative process.

Air pollution beyond safe limits in Nairobi’s informal settlements, finds study

Air pollution beyond safe limits in Nairobi’s informal settlements, finds study

The concentrations of harmful particles from burning wood and charcoal as well as from vehicles and industrial plants in the informal settlements of Nairobi exceed WHO recommendations for a healthy environment for human beings, says a new SEI study.

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