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SEI analysis introduces bold fix for the CDM: Transition away from large-scale power projects

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 11:00

A new policy brief argues that the integrity of the Clean Development Mechanism hinges on the net emissions impact of large-scale power projects, which are expected to generate the majority of Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) between now and 2020, but which may not be truly additional.

Making transport a driver for development in Africa

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 14:00

Transport is playing a big role in delivering economic development to Africa. But as the demand for transport grows and cities expand, policy makers need to tackle transport challenges to make sure that all parts of society can benefit from this central driver of jobs and growth. The Transport Environment Science and Technology (TEST) network, launches a new report providing an introduction to the transport and environment issues in Sub-Saharan African Countries. It focuses on the key transport-related areas of air pollution, road safety, traffic flow management, equity and climate change.


Research reveals impacts of palm oil in Southeast Asia, proposes reform of EU biofuel policy

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 00:00

SEI research presented at European Development Days shows that as production has soared to meet global demand, driven in part by the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive, communities have been harmed by the large plantations’ practices. EU policies should be revised to ensure sustainability.

New version of SEI’s water planning software links easily to energy tool for nexus analyses, adds IWMI environmental flow assessment module

Wednesday, 05 September 2012 09:28

The latest enhancements to the Water Evaluation and Planning (WEAP) system, used by thousands of governments, researchers and nonprofits in 170 countries, were showcased at World Water Week in Stockholm last week. WEAP 3.3 is available for download today, free to developing-country users.

SEI links powerful water, energy and climate change mitigation planning software tools to help policy-makers grapple with ‘nexus’

Thursday, 30 August 2012 13:45

The Water Evaluation and Planning (WEAP) and Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning (WEAP) systems are already used by thousands. Now they connect easily for more sophisticated analyses of the tradeoffs required to supply drinking water, feed the world and provide energy for all.


Jakob Granit ny chef för Stockholm Environment Institutes huvudkontor

Thursday, 23 August 2012 11:00

Jakob Granit blir ny chef för Stockholm Environment Institutes huvudkontor i Stockholm.  Granit kommer närmast från Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), där han varit ansvarig för tillämpad forskning och rådgivning. Jakob Granit tillträder sin nya tjänst den 1 september.

Nobelpristagare utmanar världens ledare på Rio +20: Tippa vågskålen mot hållbarhet och välj den framtid vi vill ha

Thursday, 21 June 2012 09:35

Nobelpristagare, medlemmar i FNs högnivåpanel för global hållbar utveckling och medlemmar i The Elders levererar tillsammans ett kraftfullt budskap till världens ledare: ”Det är dags att agera nu, det är angeläget att världens länder snarast slår in på en hållbar väg”, skriver de i en gemensam deklaration.

World leaders urged to ‘move beyond aspirational statements’ and seize ‘historic opportunity’ at Rio+20 to put the planet on a sustainable path

Monday, 18 June 2012 17:38

Nobel Laureates, members of the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Global Sustainability and members of The Elders gather in Rio for a high-level dialogue issuing a declaration entitled ‘The Future We Choose’– one driven by a collective commitment to planetary stewardship.

Politiskt ledarskap och stora investeringar behövs för att nå målet om hållbar energi för alla

Friday, 15 June 2012 12:00

En ny rapport från Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) visar att om FN:s energimål ska nås inom ramen för hållbar utveckling krävs en gemensam global utvecklingsagenda, en massiv uppskalning av koldioxidsnål teknik, stora satsningar på effektivisering, och effektiva politiska åtgärder för att möjliggöra offentliga och privata investeringar. När världens ledare nu samlas på FN:s hållbarhetskonferens i Rio har de möjlighet att lägga grunden för detta arbete.

Strong leadership, investment needed to bring sustainable energy to all

Thursday, 14 June 2012 17:00

A major new SEI report released today shows achieving UN energy goals within a 2°C pathway will require a massive scale-up of low-carbon technologies, driven by a shared development agenda and effective policies to guide public- and private-sector investment. World leaders can lay the groundwork at Rio+20.

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