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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Learning from failures in communication

This article captures the key findings from a workshop at ECCA 2017 that aimed to have open discussions around experiences with adaptation communication to share and learn from what hasn’t worked.

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Flooding in Pakistan, 2010.  Image: DFID/Russell Watkins

Is adaptation reducing vulnerability or redistributing it?

Building on earlier work in maladaptation, this article explores the extent to which concerns about vulnerability redistribution have influenced different realms of adaptation practice.

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Motorbike navigates flash flood in Thailand

Trade-offs in development and disaster risk decision-making

A discussion brief from SEI's TDDR Initiative considers key trade-offs found in development and DRR decision-making in search of spaces for transformation. 

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Decentralising climate finance: insights from Kenya and Ethiopia

This paper explores different mechanisms for delivering climate finance at the local level.

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Webinar: The Urban Health Initiative

This webinar introduces the Urban Health Initiative, which aims to reduce deaths and diseases associated with short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) and other air pollutants at the city level.

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Storm Simone 2013, Hallands Väderö. Photo: svt.se

Tailoring climate information to meet adaptation decision-making needs

This article presents results from the first research phase of SEI’s HazardSupport project, which aims to help address climate change impacts relevant in Sweden today and in the future.

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