Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa see foreign direct investment as crucial for jump-starting their economies, but strong public-sector engagement is crucial for success.
Several rare upland bird species, together with other ecosystem functions, are being put at risk by the effects of climate change on the UK’s blanket bogs, a new study shows.
When people can’t count on getting water when they need it, a study finds, they will buy more when they can get it, even at prices that would normally discourage consumption.
SEI worked with leaders of traditional farmers’ organizations to help ensure their voices are heard in the management of the Bali Cultural Landscape.
Participants in the first International Symposium on Rain Water Harvesting and Resilience, including SEI, are urging policy-makers to develop effective measures to better use rainwater to improve food security and rural livelihoods.
The Chindwin River in Myanmar faces pollution, river bank erosion, sedimentation and decreasing river flows. SEI is providing scientific assessments and trainings to support water governance.
A workshop convened by the SEI Initiative on Fossil Fuels and Climate Change and the Research Network on Fragmentation and Complexity in Global Governance (REFRACT) brought together perspectives on the issue from international relations and international law.
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