New U.S. offshore drilling would undermine climate targets, create  ‘carbon lock-in’ and stranded asset risks

New U.S. offshore drilling would undermine climate targets, create ‘carbon lock-in’ and stranded asset risks

An SEI analysis finds that offshore drilling in U.S. Arctic and Atlantic waters would only be consistent with a pathway that leads to 4°C of warming, not less than 2°C, as world leaders have agreed.

How to halve the per capita food waste in Estonia by 2030

How to halve the per capita food waste in Estonia by 2030

A forum organized by SEI Tallinn considered many different strategies, from better labelling, to changes in waste collection, to technology-enabled food sharing.

Amid rapid change, major Arctic study highlights need to prepare for surprises

Amid rapid change, major Arctic study highlights need to prepare for surprises

The Arctic Resilience Report, published today, is the first comprehensive assessment of ecosystems and societies in the region.

How data visualizations can help build a ‘mental map’ of complex water resource problems

How data visualizations can help build a ‘mental map’ of complex water resource problems

The human mind is highly visual, so when people see information in graphic form, instead of just talking about it or reading numbers, they can recognize patterns.

Five ways the Paris Agreement can address oversupply of fossil fuels

Five ways the Paris Agreement can address oversupply of fossil fuels

The Marrakech talks may not have tackled the gap between global climate goals and fossil fuel production, but individual governments don’t need to wait to show leadership.

Trase: Bringing ‘radical transparency’ to global supply chains

Trase: Bringing ‘radical transparency’ to global supply chains

A new online platform lets companies, governments and others track flows of "forest-risk" commodities from production landscapes to consumer markets.

SEI at the Marrakech Climate Change Conference

SEI at the Marrakech Climate Change Conference

The meeting comes just days after the Paris Agreement’s entry into force. Twenty SEI staff are participating in more than two dozen events: on climate, energy and sustainable supply chains.

Is Asia ready to transform disaster risk reduction? Insights from AMCDRR 2016

Is Asia ready to transform disaster risk reduction? Insights from AMCDRR 2016

The Sendai Framework laid out an ambitious agenda for DRR, and Asian nations have a plan to put it into action – but more needs to be done to address the underlying drivers of risk.

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Managing environmental systems

Managing environmental systems


Growing populations, rapid urbanization and increased consumption put unprecedented pressure on land, water and air resources. We show how to manage these resources together to protect food security, human health and biodiversity.

Reducing climate risk

Reducing
climate risk


Emissions of greenhouse gases are built into our economic systems. Our research shows the benefits of a low-carbon future and describes how we get there by mitigating and adapting to climate change.



Transforming governance

Transforming governance


The social, institutional and political setting is vital for improving livelihoods, sustain- ability and resilience. We provide insights into good governance for sustainable develop- ment in the face of social and ecological change.


Rethinking development

Rethinking development


The global economy has brought welfare and prosperity to the world. But it has also depleted natural resources and vital ecosystem services. We set out alternatives for a sustainable future, from the planetary scale down to local, on-the-ground solutions.