Stockholm Environment Institute

We are an international non-profit research and policy organization that tackles environment and development challenges.

We connect science and decision-making to develop solutions for a sustainable future for all.

Our work spans climate, water, air, and land-use issues, and integrates evidence and perspectives on governance, the economy, gender and human health.

SEI’s approach is highly collaborative: stakeholder involvement is at the heart of our efforts to build capacity, strengthen institutions and equip partners for the long term.

We make sure our knowledge and findings are clearly communicated and accessible to decision-makers and civil-society. We publish our own open access material, and in leading academic journals, and repackage our research to offer effective decision support.

To promote debate and share knowledge we convene decision-makers, academics and practitioners, and engage with policy processes, development action and business practice throughout the world.

We are committed to transparency and believe that full disclosure of our finances and funding builds trust in our work. The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is our largest single donor, but we also receive broad support from other development agencies, governments, NGOs, universities, businesses, and financial institutions.

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Adaptation in Mountains

Mountains are highly vulnerable to climate change. They also provide numerous essential services. This theme explores how mountains and mountain communities can be made more resilient.

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Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge Platforms

This Network, managed by the KE4CAP project, provides a space for adaptation knowledge platform operators and managers to connect and learn from one another.

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Gender and Social Equality

This theme aims to deepen engagement on issues of gender and social equality in the context of environment and development, foster collaborations and strengthen capacity.

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Adaptation Without Borders

Climate change – and adaptation to it – will occur in a globalized, hyper-connected world. 

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Disasters and Climate Change

Generating knowledge to integrate disaster risk reduction (DRR) with equitable, sustainable and resilient development, recognizing that development and DRR are interlinked.  

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Small islands in Sipalay in Negros Occidental, Philippines (December 2019)

Small Islands and Climate Change

This theme curates information on the impacts of climate change on islands and the many approaches and activities that island inhabitants have done to respond to these impacts.

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Climate-Smart Land Use (CSLU) in ASEAN

The Climate-Smart Land Use (CSLU) project strengthens the coordination role of members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in contributing to international and national climate policy processes on climate-smart land use in agriculture and forestry.

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Climate risks to trade and food security: implications for policy

This policy brief presents insights from a groundbreaking assessment of climate risks to international trade in six major commodities.

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Glacial lake outburst floods: A shared risk across the Hindu Kush Himalayas

In this case study, explore how glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) affect the countries in the Hindu Kush Himalayas.

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How corn links Jamaica’s food supply to climate change in the US Midwest

This case study explores how Jamaica’s deep dependency on US maize affects both its economy and food security in a changing climate.

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Climate change and forced migration in mountain areas: What are the solutions?

(Video) This webinar, organized by the Inter Parliamentarian Union and the Adaptation at Altitude programme with members of Parliament, international organization representatives and experts, discussed migration and internal displacement due to climate change in mountain areas and explored ways to increase mountain communities’ resilience and capacity to adapt by addressing some of the root causes of climate migration.

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International Trade Mechanisms and Climate Change Adaptation: Exploring the Links to Labour Migration in Vietnam

Learn about the connections between international trade mechanisms and climate change adaptation through a case study on Vietnam's Mekong Delta, focusing on internal domestic labour migration.

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