Sustainable development in a fast-changing world: SEI Strategy 2015–2019

Sustainable development in a fast-changing world: SEI Strategy 2015–2019

SEI sets out its ambitions for how it will address key challenges in sustainable development, empower and inform partners, and develop the organization and its finances.

Q&A: Michael Lazarus on taking the helm of SEI’s U.S. Center

Q&A: Michael Lazarus on taking the helm of SEI’s U.S. Center

A 25-year veteran of SEI-US, the new Centre Director envisions growth, expanded research areas and policy engagement, and innovations in analytical tools and capacity-building.

New SEI tool supports Bristol in Going Green

New SEI tool supports Bristol in Going Green

Local businesses are signing up to develop action plans and to measure their impact and social value. 

New tool links global consumption with local-level impacts of production

New tool links global consumption with local-level impacts of production

Most ‘footprint’ analyses use national or regional data, often ignoring huge differences in local conditions. The SEI-PCS model offers a far more precise and useful measure.

Make sure the SDGs are about action, not just words

Make sure the SDGs are about action, not just words

Most of the attention in the Sustainable Development Goals process so far has been on drafting. But if we can’t figure out how each country will go about achieving the goals, we might as well not bother.

Q&A: Toby Gardner on the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Q&A: Toby Gardner on the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Reporting back from the third Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) plenary meeting.

Finance for sustainable development must reach poor and vulnerable families

Finance for sustainable development must reach poor and vulnerable families

The model of climate and development finance for developing countries needs to be turned upside down post-2015 to reflect the heavy burden borne by the poorest.

Q&A: Måns Nilsson on framing the SDGs – ideas for the political declaration

Q&A: Måns Nilsson on framing the SDGs – ideas for the political declaration

How can the post-2015 political declaration help make the SDGs transformative?

SEI Research Director offers some thoughts for this week’s intergovernmental negotiations on a post-2015 political declaration based on two recent papers.

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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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