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New study targets air pollution to save lives and climate

Friday, 13 January 2012 08:30

Researchers from the Stockholm Environment Institute at the University of York played a central role in a new study that shows that implementing 14 key air pollution control measures could save millions of lives, slow the pace of near-term climate change and boost agricultural production.

New research reveals risks to global low-carbon technology push

Tuesday, 20 December 2011 08:15

Energy systems in the EU should be decarbonised by 2050, according to the Energy Roadmap adopted by the European Commission on 15 December, and low carbon technologies will be vital to achieve this goal. A new report from the Stockholm Environment Institute explains why recent progress in developing and deploying low carbon technology is fragile, and advises that policy support must be stabilized globally to maintain momentum. The research was carried out in partnership with the 3C (Combat Climate Change) business leaders’ initiative.

SEI researchers play key role in European environmental footprint tool

Thursday, 15 December 2011 11:00

The Stockholm Environment Institute launches a new online tool for analysing ecological footprints in the European Union. SEI scientists played a key role in developing this unique tool for mapping ecological carbon and water footprint data across all 27 EU member states.

Scientists say Durban deal inadequate, call for world leaders to raise ambitions

Wednesday, 14 December 2011 10:00

Today, looking ahead to Rio+20 and future climate negotiations, four of the world’s leading research institutes on global sustainability have released a statement calling on world leaders to “adopt a new mindset to listen to the voice of science and knowledge and address the unavoidable interconnections between global sustainability, poverty eradication, social justice and economic development in an environmentally constrained world.” The four research institutes are: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC), Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).

Political leaders and scientists call for strong, immediate and integrated response to climate change, sustainability and development challenges

Tuesday, 06 December 2011 13:00

High-level dialogue urges climate negotiators to ‘adopt a new mindset’ that listens to science and addresses the links between global sustainability, poverty eradication, social justice and development.

Engineering the climate: understanding the technologies and policy implications

Friday, 02 December 2011 17:00

SEI research fellow Clarisse Kehler Siebert is a co-author of a UNESCO-SCOPE-UNEP policy brief that outlines key research questions and ethical, social and political challenges.

Cost-effective actions to cut black carbon, methane and ground level ozone spotlighted in new report

Friday, 25 November 2011 13:00

Fast action could cut near term climate change by about half a degree C, reduce air pollution deaths by over two million a year and boost food security. Half of black carbon and methane emission reductions will save money or be low cost.

New SEI tool empowers communities to reduce environmental footprints

Thursday, 24 November 2011 11:45

Today scientists from the Stockholm Environment Institute at the University of York launch a free online tool – REAP Petite – which helps individuals and community groups to calculate their environmental impact.

New initiative supports women’s cooperative on sustainable biofuel production

Wednesday, 23 November 2011 10:45

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), in partnership with the Ethiopian Gaia Association and the Ethiopian Environmental Protection Authority, today launches the new project “Fuel from Waste: Demonstrating the Feasibility of Locally Produced Ethanol for Household Cooking in Addis Ababa”.

New Executive Director for Stockholm Environment Institute

Tuesday, 22 November 2011 11:15

The SEI Board has appointed a new Executive Director who will lead the institute from April 2012. Johan Rockström will be leaving SEI after a successful eight-year tenure, as required by the statutes of the institute. Johan Kuylenstierna has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the Stockholm Environment Institute after an extensive recruitment process led by the SEI Board.

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