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


Klimatpolitik är inte ett ekonomiskt optimeringsproblem

Written by Måns Nilsson, Åsa Persson, et al. Wednesday, 21 September 2016 23:00

Public charging station for plug-in cars near Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco. Photo credit: mariordo59 via Flickr

Att det finns billigare åtgärder för utsläppsminskningar utanför Sverige är naturligtvis inget nytt, skriver fem forskare.

Dagens Nyheter, Sweden.


Offentliga investeringar krävs för att nå klimatmål

Written by Anders Wijkman och Kristian Skånberg Tuesday, 16 August 2016 23:00

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Vi behöver också investerings- och tillgångsmål, skriver Anders Wijkman, ordförande i Romklubben, avgående ordförande i Miljömålsberedningen och Kristian Skånberg, miljöekonom, rådgivare åt Stockholm Environment Institute.

Dagens Nyheter, Sweden


Map the interactions between Sustainable Development Goals

Written by Måns Nilsson, Dave Griggs and Martin Visbeck Wednesday, 15 June 2016 13:53

The authors of a new ICSU report present a simple way of rating relationships between the SDG targets to highlight priorities for policy integration.



A destruição que ninguém vê: The destruction no one sees

Written by Erika Berenguer, Joyce Ferreira, Toby A. Gardner and Jos Barlow Wednesday, 08 June 2016 23:00

Deforestation is widely recognized as a threat to ecosystems and a driver of climate change. Yet forest degradation, which often goes unnoticed by governments and scientists, is also devastating.


Three keys to make sustainable development reality

Sunday, 08 May 2016 08:11

Photo: Kamolrat / Shutterstock. SEI Executive Director Johan Kuylenstierna and a group of influential thinkers set out steps to a sustainable development transition

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


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