Op-eds

Published opinions written or co-written by SEI researchers, often in major newspapers from around the world.

 

Trois clefs pour faire du développement durable une réalité

Saturday, 07 May 2016 23:00

Trois défis majeurs doivent être relevés : réallouer les investissements et changer nos modes de consommation pour réorienter l’économie ; faire de la réduction des inégalités un objectif central ; et traduire les engagements internationaux dans les stratégies et l’action politique au niveau national.
Le Monde, France
   

Företag i biståndet innebär nya utmaningar

Written by Rasmus Kløcker Larsen Thursday, 18 February 2016 07:30

En ny forskningsrapport visar att den svenska staten i stor utsträckning står oförberedd inför de utmaningar som det innebär att involvera företag i bistånd. Sammanfattningsvis saknas flera åtgärder som är nödvändiga för att förebygga och hantera kränkningar av mänskliga rättigheter. Det skriver juristen Sandra Atler och forskaren Rasmus Kløcker Larsen.

Source: Svenska Dagbladet, Sweden

   

2030-agendan är spikad – nu krävs nytänkande även i Sverige

Written by Johan L. Kuylenstierna Thursday, 11 February 2016 00:00

Koppla 2030-agendan till samtliga departement och myndigheter - och direkt till statsbudgeten, skriver Johan L. Kuylenstierna, vd på SEI.

Source: Miljöaktuellt, Sweden

   

Limits on oil supply will raise prices but aid climate goals

Written by Peter Erickson and Michael Lazarus Thursday, 12 November 2015 00:00

Actions aimed at slowing the expansion of oil supplies could, barrel for barrel, be as effective at reducing CO2 emissions as policies to limit oil consumption.

Source: The Seattle Times, US

   

Collaborative approach needed to manage groundwater

Written by David Purkey, Vishal Mehta and Charles Young Saturday, 31 October 2015 00:00

21 of California’s groundwater basins and sub-basins are ‘critically overdrafted’. It is time to work together to break entrenched positions and find more sustainable solutions.

Source: Sacramento Bee

   

Forskare: FN:s mål är universella

Written by Johan L. Kuylenstierna and Johan Rockström Monday, 24 August 2015 13:53

In this editorial rebuttal published in Svenska Dagbladet, Johan L. Kuylenstierna, (SEI) and Johan Rockström (Stockholm Resilience Centre) argue that the UN Sustainable Development Goals are universal, and that Sweden can and should play an important role.

   

The Trouble With China's 'One Belt One Road' Strategy

Written by Jiayi Zhou, Karl Hallding, and Guoyi Han Thursday, 25 June 2015 23:00

Is using infrastructure investments to create demand for Chinese goods in developing countries a panacea for overproduction, or a distraction from deeper economic reforms?

Source: The Diplomat

   

Nationell samling behövs för FN:s globala hållbarhetsmål

Written by Nina Weitz, Måns Nilsson and Åsa Persson Tuesday, 19 May 2015 23:00

This article, published to coincide with global negotiations on the post-2015 development framework in May 2015, calls for partnership among different sectors for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals in Sweden.
   

Fem steg för mer lyckad vetenskapskommunikation

Written by Robert Watt Wednesday, 15 April 2015 08:52

If we want to narrow the gap between scientific research and public debate, we need to listen, build relationships and engage in dialogue.

Source: Extrakt, Sweden

   

We need to learn from the needs of the poorest

Written by Paul Steele and Aaron Atteridge Friday, 27 March 2015 23:00

This article argues for a “bottom-up” approach to development and climate finance that recognizes the situation of the poorest individuals and relate to their specific needs.

Source: Dhaka Tribune, Bangladesh

   

Enabling architecture

Written by Jenny Roe and Amanda Nioi Thursday, 05 March 2015 00:00

This article argues design is integral to thinking about social care, and offers examples of how enabling architecture can help older people to flourish in later life despite frailty, chronic ill health or impairment.

Source: Architecture Ireland

   

NAZCA Portal: Capturing and catalysing climate action at all levels

Written by Sander Chan, Pieter Pauw, Harro van Asselt, Tom Hale and Todd Edwards Friday, 12 December 2014 00:00

This article highlights the value of the NAZCA Climate Action Portal, which aims to demonstrate the strategic action being taken by non-state actors either individually or as part of cooperative initiatives.

Outreach, UK

   

A wealth of untapped potential: How low-carbon innovation can fuel economic growth

Written by Marion Davis and Tan Copsey Thursday, 04 December 2014 00:00

This article, based on the work of the New Climate Economy project, highlights how addressing climate risk can create opportunities for businesses and governments to promote innovation and economic growth.

Source: Outreach, UK

   

Taking a longer view of recovery in the world’s most disaster-prone region

Written by Frank Thomalla, Michael Boyland, Karlee Johnson and Louis Lebel Wednesday, 03 December 2014 00:00

This article argues for a more holistic, longer-term and resilience-oriented approach to addressing disaster risk reduction and recovery, and describes a new project led by SEI Asia that aims to understand how to handle recovery more effectively. 

Source: Outreach, UK

   

Assessing the EU’s new climate and energy framework

Written by Harro van Asselt Thursday, 27 November 2014 00:00

This article looks at some of the economic and competitiveness issues raised by the climate targets proposed by the European Union, the world’s largest single market.

Source: BIORES, Switzerland

   

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