Agriculture and development: Can Africa feed itself in a changing climate?

Agriculture and development: Can Africa feed itself in a changing climate?

SEI Africa Centre Director Stacey Noel and Senior Research Fellow Francis X. Johnson reflect on the fourth annual Climate and Development in Africa Conference, held 8-10 October in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Have Brazil’s deforestation policies hit the limits of their effectiveness?

Have Brazil’s deforestation policies hit the limits of their effectiveness?

A new paper in PNAS shows that Amazon deforestation is becoming harder to detect and control, and the measures that slowed deforestation to date need to be supplemented by new approaches, including for smallholders.

Adaptation: going from theory to practice, even as we learn

Adaptation: going from theory to practice, even as we learn

The 4th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum, held 1-3 October in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, highlighted the importance of multi-stakeholder partnerships and knowledge-sharing.

Better Growth, Better Climate: the New Climate Economy global launch

Better Growth, Better Climate: the New Climate Economy global launch

A major new report aims to drive action by world leaders, business executives and investors ahead of the UN Secretary-General's climate summit on 23 September

The UN Climate Summit 2014: Catalysing action

The UN Climate Summit 2014: Catalysing action

SEI was in New York with two key partnerships advancing knowledge and action: the Climate and Clean Air Coalition and the New Climate Economy project.

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Managing environmental systems

Managing environmental systems


Growing populations, rapid urbanization and increased consumption put unprecedented pressure on land, water and air resources. We show how to manage these resources together to protect food security, human health and biodiversity.

Reducing climate risk

Reducing
climate risk


Emissions of greenhouse gases are built into our economic systems. Our research shows the benefits of a low-carbon future and describes how we get there by mitigating and adapting to climate change.



Transforming governance

Transforming governance


The social, institutional and political setting is vital for improving livelihoods, sustain- ability and resilience. We provide insights into good governance for sustainable develop- ment in the face of social and ecological change.


Rethinking development

Rethinking development


The global economy has brought welfare and prosperity to the world. But it has also depleted natural resources and vital ecosystem services. We set out alternatives for a sustainable future, from the planetary scale down to local, on-the-ground solutions.




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