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 Annual Report 2015

SEI Annual Report 2015
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SEI York at COP21

To highlight the issue of climate change and the conference that took 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 formed 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


New blog: Why naming and shaming the world’s ‘most polluted cities’ is a terrible idea

Wednesday 29 June 2016

SEI Researchers call to be more thoughtful and precise when talking about urban air quality.

New SEI blog on car labelling

Monday 13 June 2016

Can labelling lead to better air quality and lower carbon emissions?



How can remote sensing be used to assess the impacts of air quality on vegetation?

A workshop for scientists and policy makers to share experience related to remote sensing and air quality.