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:
- Reducing climate risk
- Managing environmental systems
- Transforming governance, and
- Rethinking development.
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.