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

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



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

Thursday 8 June 2017

IKnowFood to integrate multi-stakeholder knowledge and perspectives

Major new study quantifies health and environmental impacts of excess nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel vehicles

Tuesday 16 May 2017

More stringent tailpipe emission standards could prevent 174,000 premature deaths annually by 2040.



Improving assessment of air pollution in Mexican and UK cities

Call for Early Career Researchers from the UK and Mexico to attend three day workshop