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Countries can – and should – use the Paris Agreement to address fossil fuel production

Wednesday, 08 November 2017 02:59

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Countries can address fossil fuel production – and spark a global transition away from fossil fuels – under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, according to a new paper from the Stockholm Environment Institute.

Ny studie: Sverige sämst avseende ursprungsfolks inflytande i miljöbedömningar

Monday, 23 October 2017 23:00

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Forskare vid Stockholm Environment Institute publicerar i dag en vetenskaplig studie som visar hur svenska myndigheter och bolag ger samebyar otillräckliga villkor för att skydda sina rättigheter vid miljöbedömningar.

Why farmers in the Brazilian Amazon persist in low-income activities that result in environmental damage

Friday, 13 October 2017 08:00

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In the world’s largest tropical agricultural-forest frontier, livestock production, which yields the lowest per hectare incomes, remains the most common land use in remote areas. This study, published in Ecology and Society, show why farmers in the Brazilian Amazon persist in low-income activities.

Join the SuSanA Sanitation Wikipedia project

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 15:07

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Wikipedia is one of the key global channels for disseminating information about sanitation. The Sustainable Sanitation Alliance is now organizing a major upgrade. Join this important crowd-sourcing event for World Toilet Day.

U.S. oil and gas subsidies could increase production by 17 billion barrels, new study shows

Monday, 02 October 2017 17:17

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A new study in Nature Energy finds that nearly half of discovered U.S. oil is dependent on subsidies, more than previously thought.

Study finds that Norwegian tax breaks will increase petroleum production by 8 billion barrels

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:47

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The vast majority of Norway's new oil and gas fields would not be developed without tax supports, according to a new analysis that examines the impact of Norway's support for the petroleum industry on its climate goals.

One million premature deaths linked to ozone air pollution

Monday, 28 August 2017 11:00

"Smog" Photo credit: Simone Ramella [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr
New research links long-term exposure to ozone air pollution with one million premature deaths per year due to respiratory diseases, which is more than double previous estimates.

The new climate economy has the momentum to withstand U.S. withdrawal

Friday, 02 June 2017 07:05

Photo credit: Oliver Johnson, SEI (with the kind permission of Lake Turkana Wind Power and Winds of Change)
MEDIA ADVISORY: President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement will put poor countries at greater vulnerability, but it won’t stop a worldwide shift to renewables and a new climate economy, according to scientists at SEI.

Developing solutions to urgent environmental challenges in Asia

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 02:53

The 2017 SEI Science Forum supports a dynamic and enduring exchange between science, people and policy, specifically focusing on the Asian region. Co-hosted by Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, SEI’s Science Forum 2017 will bring together 200 people guests and researchers in Bangkok, Thailand.


Scientists say acting to reduce global warming in the near term provides multiple benefits for sustainable development

Thursday, 04 May 2017 16:17

Paris, May 5, 2017: An article released in Science today said governments should commit to a near-term climate goal, which would help achieve global sustainable development goals and climate objectives over the next 25 years and keeps us on a pathway that limits warming to less than to 2 degrees Celsius (⁰C) by the end of the century. 


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