Stockholm Environment Institute at York

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Welcome to SEI York

The Stockholm Environment Institute at York is one of the constituent centres of the Stockholm Environment Institute, an independent, international research organisation committed to the implementation of practices supportive of global sustainable development.

SEI conducts a comprehensive research, consulting and training programme which focuses on the links between the ecological, social and economic systems at global, regional and national and local levels.

The York centre is located within the Environment Department at the University.

SEI York at COP21

To highlight the issue of climate change and the conference taking place in Paris (COP21), senior researcher Kevin Hicks has recorded a song "What'ya Gonna Do With Your CO2" with his band the Eclectic Sparks. This forms part of the For the Love of Yorkshire climate festival. Find out more here.


SEI is organised around four themes:


SEI at York have participated in a number of projects. An A-Z of projects is available.

Postgraduate Study at SEI

SEI York offers a number of opportunities to undertake postgraduate study.

Employment Opportunities

Click here to view our currrent vacancies


Highlighting the importance of social sciences – with chocolate

Friday 20 November 2015

A-level students used the global supply chain of the humble chocolate bar to highlight the importance of social sciences in a workshop hosted by the SEI at the University of York.

GreenEconet at COP21 in Paris

Thursday 19 November 2015

What is the role of SMEs in achieving the targets set during COP21?



SEI Annual Seminar: Food Production and Pro-Poor Development

On December 11th, SEI invites you to join us for discussion and debate (including drinks reception) to discuss the role of food production system in providing fair and sustainable development.