Blogs

Our SEI researchers share their expert opinons and perspectives on a broad range of issues and topics.

 

Closing the gap between Paris goals and fossil fuel production

Written by Michael Lazarus and Harro van Asselt Thursday, 13 October 2016 10:09

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It is time to get serious about supply-side climate policies. A conference organized by SEI offered perspectives from around the world, and several concrete ideas for how to move forward.

   

Time for bold leadership with our finances

Written by Per Bolund and Johan L. Kuylenstierna Tuesday, 11 October 2016 11:54

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To realize the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, we need to “reboot” the finance sector, to steer investment onto a low-carbon, sustainable pathway, argue Minister Per Bolund and Johan Kuylenstierna.

   

Will the US align fossil fuel production with climate goals?

Written by Peter Erickson Thursday, 06 October 2016 23:00

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Supply-side policies are now under consideration that could transform the climate policy debate and set an example for the rest of the world.

   

Belöna forskare som ger tillgång till forskningsresultat

Written by Cissi Billgren Askwall och Robert Watt Tuesday, 27 September 2016 23:00

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Ska beslutsfattare, myndigheter, företag, media, skolan eller allmänheten kunna använda sig av forskningsresultaten behöver de göras tillgängliga på helt andra sätt.

Source: Dagens Nyheter, Sweden.

   

Signals from the Arctic: security concerns beyond historic experience

Written by Annika E. Nilsson Sunday, 18 September 2016 23:00

Pack ice off northern Baffin Island. Photo credit: Paul Gierszewski via Wikipedia

Understanding the implications of and responding to the signals of a changing climate, as shown by a thawing Arctic, is likely to be one of the major security challenges of this century.

Source: German Marshall Fund of the United States

   

How can Asian cities better manage air quality?

Written by Gary Haq Thursday, 15 September 2016 12:39

SEI 2016 Asia airpollution new sm A major conference in South Korea highlights the need for a systematic approach to tackling air pollution – and highlights tools and resources to help cities take action.
   

Energy and food production: powering the balancing act

Written by Louise Karlberg Sunday, 04 September 2016 23:00

Lack of power in Zambia caused local food insecurity. Photo credit: Florence Sipalla/CIMMYT on Flickr by CC 2.0

Blackouts and water shortages can severely harm a nation’s food security. Resource allocation tools can help policy makers improve energy access while minimising hunger.

Global Food Security, UK.

   

Using service design to understand cookstove uptake

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 23:00

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A blog on testing a new approach for understanding what it is about cooking behaviour that blocks the uptake of improved stoves.

Tjänstedesignbloggen, Sweden

   

Nailing down the numbers on impacts of oil and gas subsidy reform

Written by Michael Lazarus and Peter Erickson Sunday, 28 August 2016 23:00

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As pressure mounts globally for countries to end fossil fuel subsidies, a reliable assessment of the potential impacts on investment and industry finances will be crucial to guide policy.

   

Sanitation could be the catalyst for sustainable development

Written by Sarah Dickin, Kim Andersson and Caspar Trimmer Friday, 26 August 2016 15:05

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A blogpost on the crucial role that sanitation can play in sustainable development.

ODI Development Progress/Deliver2030, UK

   

Do you know the value of your city's sewage?

Written by Daniel Ddiba, Kim Andersson and Arno Rosemarin Friday, 26 August 2016 14:31

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An introduction to REVAMP – a new tool that estimates and values what reuse products could be made from a city's wastewater, sewage and organic waste.

Sustainable Cities Collective

   

Fancy a hot drink in Africa?

Written by Louise Karlberg Friday, 26 August 2016 13:29

Water, food and energy sectors need to work together towards Africa's energy and agricultural transition.

 

   

The search for water: How Bengaluru households cope with water insecurity

Written by Vishal Mehta, Deepak Malghan and Aubrey Cohen Thursday, 25 August 2016 23:05

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The first statistically sound city-level survey shows the many means that Bengaluru residents rely on to get water, and sets the stage for evidence-based planning.

   

‘Win-win’ strategies to help older people face climate change

Written by Gary Haq Thursday, 18 August 2016 17:00

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As our society ages, we must recognize that the elderly are more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, and help them become more resilient.

   

Kenya blazes a trail to more sustainable charcoal – and better livelihoods

Written by Winnie Chelagat, Anne Nyambane and Hannah Wanjiru Wednesday, 17 August 2016 18:57

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The government is trying a new approach: working with organized and registered charcoal producers to modernize their trade.

   

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