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


Key motivations for citizen scientists revealed

Friday 20 May 2016

A study on the motivations for ‘citizen scientists’, who volunteer their time to support scientific research, has found that ‘helping wildlife in general’ and ‘contributing to scientific knowledge’ were primary motivations for the hundreds of thousands of volunteers who give up their time on a regular basis to gather millions of environmental records.

SEI, YESI and the Environment Department sign up to One Planet York

Thursday 12 May 2016

SEI, YESI and the Environment Department enjoyed some time with an inflatable globe in the sunshine yesterday as they signed up to One Planet York



York Festival of Ideas

The clock is now ticking for climate change! Join us to hear Sivan Kartha's SEI Researcher opening lecture at York Festival of Ideas