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

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SEI Annual Report 2015 Published

Thursday 28 April 2016

This annual report provides a summary and highlights of the work of SEI in 2015. With our nine offices in six countries, and with more than 200 employees from over 50 countries, SEI demonstrates that diversity is a strength in its own right.

New guidance lays out a path to cleaner air in Asian cities

Tuesday 15 March 2016

SEI York experts co-authored a new framework of actions that national and municipal governments need to take to tackle devastating air pollution.



Public Seminar: What are the true health costs of air pollution?

This seminar provides a rare opportunity to listen to Nick Muller, an Associate Professor of Economics at Middlebury College (USA) and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses on the valuation of damages from pollution and the incorporation of such damages into environmental accounting systems and market-based policy designs.


Pint of Science: Does behaviour stick to a person or a place?

We will explore 'pro-environmental behaviour' messages and the things that enable us or make it difficult at home and at work to cycle, recycle, and save energy. Using some hands-on exercises we'll reflect individually whether our behaviour is place-related or whether we do things irrelevant of where we are, leading to some insights on how to improve behaviour change campaigns.