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


How science should feed into the 2030 Agenda

Written by Måns Nilsson Monday, 04 April 2016 23:00

Science, technology and innovation can help identify and assess sustainability challenges, and help to ensure coherent agendas when implementing the SDGs.


European dash for gas at odds with climate ambitions

Written by Stefan Bößner Tuesday, 29 March 2016 23:00

The EU’s energy and climate policies, although often portrayed as being two sides of the same coin, are still not sufficiently harmonized. The new LNG and gas storage strategy is a case in point.

Energy Post, Belgium


Translating the SDGs to high income countries: integration at last?

Written by Paul Lucas, Norichika Kanie and Nina Weitz Wednesday, 16 March 2016 23:00

What do the Sustainable Development Goals mean for high-income countries? Insights from studies in Sweden, Japan and the Netherlands.

IISD Sustainable Development Policy and Practice


Women are central to Africa’s energy transformation

Written by Fiona Lambe and Marion Davis Tuesday, 08 March 2016 14:52


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


El agua, el cambio climático y la paz: Lecciones de 3 años en Colombia

Written by Marisa Escobar Tuesday, 08 March 2016 00:00

Colombia está comenzando a abordar los riesgos climáticos y la competencia por los recursos hídricos, pero tiene una fuerte comunidad de práctica comprometida y lista para afrontar el reto.


Water, climate change and peace: Lessons from 3 years in Colombia

Written by Marisa Escobar Friday, 04 March 2016 19:16

The country is only beginning to tackle climate risks and competing demands on water resources, but it now has a strong community of practice ready to tackle the challenges.


The Paris Agreement: a success for international cooperation – and good for business

Written by Johan L. Kuylenstierna Monday, 04 January 2016 00:00

The Paris Agreement has given us huge momentum for building a resource-efficient, low-carbon and resilient global economy. Now it’s time to realize that vision.


Fossil fuel supply ‘a crucial omission’ from Paris climate deal

Written by Harro van Asselt and Michael Lazarus Friday, 18 December 2015 09:58

Along with trying to reduce consumption, policy-makers should consider measures that target the production of coal, oil and gas – but key questions remain about how best to do so.

Climate Home, UK


Beyond Paris: Some major achievements at COP21 – and the way forward

Written by Marion Davis, Harro van Asselt and Adis Dzebo Thursday, 17 December 2015 18:06

The Paris Agreement has laid a foundation for global climate action, but it by no means guarantees that its goals will be achieved. The real test is what we make of it.

The Huffington Post, US


Klimatöverenskommelsen i Paris – en framgång för internationell samverkan, bra för näringslivet

Written by Johan L. Kuylenstierna Thursday, 17 December 2015 06:00

The Paris Agreement has given us huge momentum for building a resource-efficient, low-carbon and resilient global economy. Now it’s time to realize that vision.

Hagabloggen, Sweden


Local partnerships – key to zero net deforestation?

Written by Ekaterina Bessonova Friday, 04 December 2015 15:04

Is the concept of partnerships an empty promise, or can they make a genuine impact on deforestation while reducing rural poverty?

Global Landscapes Forum blog


Time for a reality check on adaptation finance

Written by Pieter Pauw and Richard Klein Tuesday, 24 November 2015 12:51


Wealthy governments risk inflating the private sector’s contribution to a USD 100 billion target to climate-proof developing countries.

Climate Home, UK


Sanitation for all? Households are just half the story

Written by Caspar Trimmer Thursday, 19 November 2015 00:00

To fulfil the SDGs vision of universal sanitation access, we need to recognize the value of sanitation outside the household.


Tainted Fahrvergnügen: What the VW scandal tells us about achieving climate and clean air goals

Written by Stefan Bößner and Harro van Asselt Friday, 09 October 2015 20:42

Volkswagen has put the spotlight both on the limitations of environmental policies, and on the perils of trusting corporate emission reduction pledges.

The Huffington Post, US


Today's oil drilling fuels tomorrow’s political and economic problems

Written by Peter Erickson and Michael Lazarus Monday, 28 September 2015 20:00

As Obama opens the Arctic for oil drilling, is he also making it harder for America to wean itself from its dependence on fossil fuels?

The Guardian Sustainable Business blog, UK


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