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.

climate change scenarios primer

Climate Change Scenario Primer

This interactive primer explains what climate change scenarios are and how they are connected to socioeconomics, energy and land use, emissions, climate change and climate impacts.

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Fish pond and rice paddy fields in Aileu, Timor-Leste. Photo by Jharendu Pant, 2012.

A rights-based perspective on adaptive capacity for aquatic agricultural systems in Timor-Leste

This paper considers how a rights-based approach broadens understanding of adaptive capacity while directing attention towards causes of exclusion and marginalisation.

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Earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Photo: Sonny Inbaraj

Adaptive governance as a catalyst for transforming the relationship between development and disaster risk through the Sendai Framework

This paper investigates the importance of adaptive governance for disaster risk reduction and explores the transformations needed to achieve equitable, resilient, and sustainable development.

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Framing disaster resilience

Framing Community Disaster Resilience: Resources, Capacities, Learning, and Action

Framing Community Disaster Resilience (textbook) offers a guide to the theories, research and approaches for addressing the complexity of community resilience towards hazardous events or disasters.

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Windhoek by erdbeernaut

Embracing the uncomfortable silences in climate information exchange

This article shares experience from a workshop in Windhoek, Namibia, where climate and social science researchers sat down with city managers and technicians to discuss climate information needs.

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Placard video screenshot

New ‘search and discovery’ tool for CCA and DRR

The PLACARD Connectivity Hub is a dynamic and interactive online tool for exploring the topic-specific knowledge networks on CCA and DRR, including articles, authors, topics and organisations.

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