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. SEI was ranked as the world's most influential think thank on environmental policy in the 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index.

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

SEI Annual Report 2016‌  Download the SEI Annual Report 2016 (PDF)


Equality and Diversity

Athena Swan Bronze Award

SEI received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award with the Environment Department in 2014 in recognition of the support offered to staff. Read more about the award 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

Find out more about doing a PhD at SEI York. Photo: University of York - John Houlihan
Fancy doing a PhD with SEI York? We offer a number of opportunities to undertake postgraduate study. Find out more...



New interdisciplinary research network to tackle air pollution in Sub-Saharan Africa

Tuesday 5 September 2017

New network will engage with communities in Nairobi using theatre, visual arts, mobile phones, games, story-telling and music.

New project explores how to secure the UK’s food future

Thursday 8 June 2017

IKnowFood to integrate multi-stakeholder knowledge and perspectives



A breath of fresh air: sharing air quality knowledge across continents

As awareness about air quality has risen in the UK and Europe, what are the biggest challenges involved in transferring technology, ideas and policies about air quality from one context to another? Join us at this free public lecture by the Environment Department, in association with SEI, YESI and IDN