Stockholm Environment Institute

weADAPT is developed and maintained by the Oxford Centre of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).

SEI is an independent international research institute. We have been engaged in environment and development issues at local, national, regional and global policy levels for more than 20 years. SEI currently has offices in: Stockholm, Sweden (HQ); Oxford, UK; York, UK; Bangkok, Thailand; Nairobi, Kenya; Tallinn, Estonia; Somerville (MA), USA; Davis (CA), USA; and Seattle (WA), USA.

SEI was formally established in 1989 by the Swedish Government and celebrated its 20th anniversary in October 2009. The Institute has established a reputation for rigorous and objective scientific analysis in the field of environment and development.

Our goal is to bring about change for sustainable development by bridging science and policy. We do this by providing integrated analysis that supports decision makers.

SEI’s five-year strategy and four research themes

Our five-year strategy for 2010–2014 is founded on a wide-ranging consultation with partners and stakeholders around the world. The strategy takes a global outlook on the next decade’s key environment and development challenges, and focuses on where SEI’s competence can best meet these challenges and advance sustainable development.

To this end, we have transformed SEI’s previous research programmes into four overarching themes:

These themes will enable us to take our research to a new level. For example, by integrating sustainable sanitation, water resource management, air pollution abatement, and stewardship of ecosystem services we will be able to support a new green revolution in Africa that responds to the need for climate adaptation.

10 years of weADAPTweADAPT has been sharing knowledge on climate adaptation for the last 10 years.

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TDDR at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

SEI's initiative on Transforming Development and Disaster Risk (TDDR) outcomes from the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction held from 22-26 May, in Cancun, Mexico.

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Social equity and sustainability: Gender difference in food security

This brief examines interactions between the SDGs on food security and gender equality, aiming to identify potential conflicts as well as opportunities to advance both goals simultaneously.

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Mobilizing private finance: Unlocking the potential of Rwanda’s businesses

This policy brief examines the prospects for mobilizing private climate finance in Rwanda, focusing mainly on adaptation, and highlights measures that could stimulate investment.

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Potential applications of subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) predictions

This article shares the first comprehensive review of sectoral applications of S2S predictions, highlighting the opportunities and challenges facing their uptake.

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Resilience and Adaptation Planning: A step-by-step guide

This guide provides the practical tools needed to effectively engage with communities living in, and around, PAs regarding appropriate strategies to deal with the negative impacts of climate change.

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Adaptation Gap Report 2016

This report focuses on finance, technology and knowledge gaps in climate change adaptation and ways to address them. It also explores the implications of failing to limit global carbon emissions.

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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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Climate Finance

This theme focuses on how to ensure that climate finance serves to achieve meaningful, long-term change in economic and social development trajectories, particularly for developing countries.

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Transforming Development and Disaster Risk

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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To improve the capacity of research and training institutions in developing countries to support climate change adaptation and mitigation action.

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EcoAdapt - Ecosystem‐based strategies and innovations in water governance networks in Latin American landscapes 

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Small Islands and Climate Change

Promoting an understanding of the vulnerabilities and resilience of islands not only among SIDS but also among countries with islands.

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Liz Daniels

Research Fellow at Stockholm Environment Institute
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Helen Burmeister

at Stockholm Environment Institute
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Sivan Kartha

Senior Scientist at Stockholm Environment Institute
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Marcus Carson

Senior Research Fellow at Stockholm Environment Institute
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Sandra Tenggren

Research Associate at Stockholm Environment Institute
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Natalia Biskupska

Programme Assistant, SEI at Stockholm Environment Institute
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Sam Cornish

Intern, Student at University of Oxford, at Stockholm Environment Institute
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Martin Munene

at Stockholm Environment Institute
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Sylvia Zhang

Research Intern at Stockholm Environment Institute
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Stefano Terzi

at Stockholm Environment Institute
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Karlee Johnson

Research Assistant at Stockholm Environment Institute
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Trang Luu

Research Assistant at Stockholm Environment Institute