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World remains on unsustainable track despite hundreds of internationally agreed goals and objectives

Wednesday, 06 June 2012 15:30

The world continues to speed down an unsustainable path despite over 500 internationally agreed goals and objectives to support the sustainable management of the environment and improve human wellbeing, summarizes the Global Environment Outlook report (GEO) that reviews the state, trends and outlook of the global environment.
   

China’s carbon markets push: Huge potential, but daunting challenges

Tuesday, 24 April 2012 10:15

A domestic cap-and-trade system could more effectively curb emissions than command-and-control, a new report from SEI and FORES shows, but the process is still in its infancy, and international expertise is sorely needed. A new seven-site pilot test may determine the future of carbon trading in China.
   

Decreasing trade to cut emissions may squeeze poor countries’ incomes

Tuesday, 03 April 2012 10:00

A new SEI study shows why development concerns need to be embedded in low-carbon strategies: shifting consumption in high-income countries to bring benefits, not losses, to poor countries.
   

Concerted efforts needed to secure key resources for low-carbon future

Wednesday, 28 March 2012 15:00

New SEI studies on biomass, scarce metals and water, produced as part of a partnership with the business initiative 3C (Combat Climate Change), show supply constraints could slow deployment of green energy technologies by 2035 – but business and policy choices can reduce these risks.
   

Multiple stressors pushing ocean ecosystems, livelihoods to the brink

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 17:21

Climate change alone could reduce the economic value of key ocean services by up to $2 trillion a year by 2100, a new study shows – but so many threats are converging on the oceans at once, that a global, integrated approach is urgently needed.

   

Value Ecosystems—Not Just Crops—When Managing Water Use, says UN Report

Monday, 12 March 2012 15:30

Recognising the valuable services provided by ecosystems such as wetlands and forests – and not only focusing on water productivity in agriculture – can improve livelihoods and help meet the rising demands on the world’s water resources in a sustainable way, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
   

Toolkit helps the Baltic Sea region grapple with climate change

Tuesday, 28 February 2012 08:00

SEI’s Tallinn Centre led the development of a web-based resource for policymakers, planners and businesses, with scientific data and practical support for mitigation and adaptation.
   

SEI participates in launch of UN Year of Sustainable Energy for All

Wednesday, 08 February 2012 09:30

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), together with Energy for All 2030 project partner Practical Action, UN Energy and the United Nations Foundation, is convening a high level event at the European Parliament to mark the European launch of the UN Year for Sustainable Energy for All – an initiative first announced in 2010 by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
   

Ozone pollution damage crops across continents

Friday, 03 February 2012 16:36

Man-made air pollution from Southeast Asia causes the loss of 6.7 million tonnes of wheat and about 11.6 million tonnes of rice globally each year, while pollutants from North America reduce wheat yields in Europe by 1.2 million tonnes each year, according to a new study.
   

Chefer på Stockholm Environment Institute toppar lista över miljömäktiga

Friday, 20 January 2012 12:00

I Miljöaktuellts rankning av Sveriges miljömäktigaste personer placerar sig SEI:s internationella chef, Johan Rockström, på första plats och Johan Kuylenstierna, centerchef i Stockholm, på nionde plats. Personens engagemang, trovärdighet och hur stor miljönytta som åstadkommits under det senaste året ligger till grund för bedömingen av de 100 miljömäktigaste.
   

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