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New study argues that neoliberalism impedes adaptation to climate change

Wednesday, 14 September 2011 14:00

An article in the latest issue of the journal Climate and Development is the first systematic, peer-reviewed analysis of how neoliberal policies block effective climate change adaptation by worsening social and political problems, most notably poverty.

Investing in ecosystem services vital to improving food security

Monday, 22 August 2011 15:06

Recognising healthy ecosystems as the basis for sustainable water resources and stable food security can help produce more food per unit of agricultural land, improve resilience to climate change and provide economic benefits for poor communities, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), in partnership with 19 other organizations, including the Stockholm Environment Institute and the Stockholm Resilience Centre.

SEI scientists coordinate new UNEP-WMO climate study

Tuesday, 14 June 2011 10:23

Complementary action to curb ‘soot’ and ‘smog’ pollution could help limit global temperature rise to 2 degrees or less. Fast action on pollutants such as black carbon, ground level ozone and methane may help limit global temperature rise in the near future and significantly increase the chances of keeping temperature rise below 2 degrees C says a new assessment launched today in Bonn, Germany.

SEI coordinates UNEP black carbon report

Thursday, 26 May 2011 06:40

The Stockholm Environment Institute synchronized input from over 50 scientists and dozens of experts from government agencies and research groups to produce the United Nations Environment Programme/World Meteorological Organization Integrated Assessment on how to reduce the environmental impact of anthropogenic emissions of black carbon and tropospheric ozone. This is one example of SEI’s research engagements; more are given in the annual report 2010, launched at the 3rd Nobel Laureate Symposium on Global Sustainability.

Nobel Laureates hand over recommendations to UN High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability

Wednesday, 18 May 2011 13:00

The Stockholm Memorandum concludes that the planet has entered a new geological age, the Anthropocene. It recommends a suite of urgent and far-reaching actions for decision makers and societies to become active stewards of the planet for future generations.


Humanity on trial in Nobel Laureate Court Case

Tuesday, 17 May 2011 05:05

Humanity is standing on trial today in a court case arranged at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, with a jury of Nobel Laureates. The verdict will be handed over to the UN High-level Panel on Global Sustainability.


SEI releases major new version of climate mitigation planning software

Tuesday, 10 May 2011 08:35

SEI has released a major new version of LEAP, the Long range Energy Alternatives Planning system, its powerful, versatile software system for integrated energy planning and greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation assessment.

Local experiences in adapting to climate change can influence policy

Monday, 09 May 2011 08:00

New research shows how local climate adaptation lessons can inform public policy based on analysis from climate adaptation expertise in Sweden, Canada and Indonesia.

SEI receives 25 million per year in renewed financial support from Sida

Wednesday, 04 May 2011 11:58

Today the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) decided to provide renewed financial support to the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). Through this agreement SEI will receive renewed financial support of 25 million Swedish crowns per year for its environmental research up until 2014.

Can China move to a low-carbon economy?

Friday, 29 April 2011 09:09

A new book brings together analysis from top economists and climate and development experts on key issues for China’s economic future.

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