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Regional conference recommends citizen science as a people’s tool for achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Wednesday 4 November 2020

SEI's Rachel Pateman describes how citizen science can address chemical and waste issues that threaten public health and the environment

SEI joins global response to address clean air

Tuesday 8 September 2020

Webinars, policy brief, interactive guide and rock star support.

Tackling Air Pollution at School

Friday 24 July 2020

SEI and Dept of Environment and Geography join new clean air network.

A burning issue: no blanket approach for blanket bogs

Wednesday 15 July 2020

Research by SEI is contributing to heated debates about the best way to manage one of the UK’s most precious upland habitats.

Lockdown highlights the value of green space in cities

Monday 1 June 2020

In Post COVID-19 recovery, public green spaces should play a key role in “building back better”.

SEI York welcomes Sarah West as new centre director

Tuesday 3 March 2020

Bringing her passion and inspiration to the role.

SEI ranked world’s top environment policy think tank

Friday 31 January 2020

SEI is ranked as the world’s top think tank on environmental policy issues in the University of Pennsylvania’s 2019 Global Go To Think Tanks Index, billed as the “premier database and measure of world think tanks”.

African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN)

Monday 11 November 2019

New assessment of air pollution and climate change launched.

Grant award for project to tackle air pollution in West African cities

Thursday 17 October 2019

Environmental and atmospheric scientists at the University of York and Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) have been awarded £674,000 for a research project which aims to measure air pollution in some of West Africa’s fastest growing cities.

Questions about Climate Change

Thursday 23 May 2019

We answer those questions put to us during the last School Climate Change Strike

SEI and UNCTAD to cooperate on trade and environment

Wednesday 15 May 2019

York will lead project to map pollution hotspots in Africa and Asia for FCDO/UNCTAD SMEP Programme

What are the key environmental challenges currently facing the planet?

Tuesday 5 March 2019

SEI contributes to new UNEP report highlighting global issues.

SEI ranked second among world’s top environment policy think tanks

Monday 11 February 2019

For the sixth year in a row SEI is one of the top two think tanks in the world working on environment policy according to the Global Go To Think Tank Index.

GCRF Urban Disaster Risk Hub launched

Monday 4 February 2019

SEI to lead research into governance of decision making across four cities

Derwenthorpe - a sustainable development?

Friday 1 February 2019

Sustainable housing projects should rely less on resident behaviour to succeed

Major new project to address trade challenge

Wednesday 23 January 2019

New Hub to make trade a positive force for both marginalised people and nature conservation.

Green GB Week - what do the public think about climate change?

Monday 14 January 2019

Northern Universities collaboration gain valuable insights.

Launch of the Health in Urban Environments Event Series

Friday 11 January 2019

January marks the beginning of the University of York ‘Health in Urban Environments Event Series'.

£10M Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity announced

Friday 11 January 2019

SEI excited to be part of new Centre

Air pollution triggers up to 33 million emergency room visits for asthma annually

Thursday 25 October 2018

Major new study quantifies the global burden of asthma linked to air pollution.

Sad loss of two dear colleagues

Wednesday 10 October 2018

SEI York pays tribute to Erik Willis and Mike Ashmore

A rights-based approach for resilience

Tuesday 4 September 2018

New publication from SEI York highlights the need to include rights into resilience based practice.

New paper - Ozone Yield Gap

Tuesday 7 August 2018

Global impact of ozone pollution on crop yields and actions to make crops more resilient.

Ozone air pollution and gender inequality in India

Monday 25 June 2018

New perspective article discussing the need for more understanding about gender inequality.

SEI York research contributes to a major new publication

Monday 25 June 2018

Research carried out by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) York and partners has contributed to a major publication highlighting the environmental impact of some of the world’s most common crops.

SEI's Annual Report - An agenda of action

Thursday 26 April 2018

In 2017 SEI was ranked among the top two environmental policy think tanks in the world. Our latest annual report shows how we're stepping up to the challenge of delivering sustainability.

SEI contributes to Integrated Assessment of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants in Latin America and the Caribbean

Friday 20 April 2018

Cutting air pollution in the LAC region can limit global warming, prevent thousands of premature deaths, and benefit agriculture

SEI gets new look and new website

Monday 19 March 2018

Today, SEI (Stockholm Environment Institute) unveils a new look and a new website - This includes a new visual identity across its website, publications, events and social media channels, as well as a bold new logo.

New research on global surface ozone levels for present-day and recent trends highlights regions and populations most affected by air pollution

Monday 5 February 2018

Insights from the world’s largest database of surface ozone observations

SEI rated among world’s top environment policy think tanks

Monday 5 February 2018

SEI maintains its high ranking among the world’s most influential environment policy think tanks

SEI mourns loss of a dear colleague

Thursday 23 November 2017

Neela Matin has sadly passed away.

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

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.

Scientists say acting to reduce global warming in the near-term provides multiple benefits for sustainable development

Thursday 4 May 2017

Reducing short-lived climate pollutants can also prevent millions of premature deaths from air pollution and improve crop yields.

Read the SEI Annual Report 2016.

Wednesday 3 May 2017

Find out how we made an impact on policy and practice in 2016

Why green spaces are good for grey matter.

Monday 10 April 2017

Walking between busy urban environments and green spaces triggers changes in levels of excitement, engagement and frustration in older people.

Brexit - what does it mean for the environment, fisheries and agriculture

Monday 20 March 2017

Policy experts and sectoral stakeholders invited to discuss opportunities and challenges

Stockholm Environment Institute ranked as World's most influential environment policy think tank

Tuesday 31 January 2017

SEI has been rated as the world’s most influential think tank on environmental policy issues in the University of Pennsylvania’s 2016 Global Go To Think Tanks Index.

Free training opportunity for PhD students working on air pollution

Wednesday 4 January 2017

Are you a PhD student working on air pollution? Would you like to gain experience engaging the public with this complex issue? We are offering 10 free training opportunities, where PhD students will work with researchers at the University of Leeds, Sheffield and York, and public engagement specialists TCV (The Conservation Volunteers), to design and deliver a public engagement event about air pollution.

Linking consumption to production: the case of soy

Thursday 27 October 2016

SEI Research featured in latest WWF Living Planet Report

New Environment Building opened by UK Chief Scientist

Thursday 6 October 2016

SEI pleased to be co-located with like-minded colleagues

SEI York researchers presenting at Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference

Tuesday 30 August 2016

Topics include trees health, older people and urban infrastructure design and brain mapping.

Measure What Matters - What's needed to achieve the Global Goals

Tuesday 12 July 2016

A conference convened by HRH The Prince of Wales explored the vision for 2030, and shared practical examples of how different sectors are adopting the Global Goals, in particular focusing on ways to measure progress.

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?

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

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.

SEI maintains No. 2 ranking in 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index

Thursday 4 February 2016

For the third year in a row, SEI has been ranked as the second most influential think tank in the world in a survey by the University of Pennsylvania Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTSCP).

York researcher contributes to global ozone assessment

Monday 25 January 2016

Workshop in Beijing to review scientific findings

Highlighting the importance of social sciences – with chocolate

Friday 20 November 2015

A-level students used the global supply chain of the humble chocolate bar to highlight the importance of social sciences in a workshop hosted by the SEI at the University of York.

GreenEconet at COP21 in Paris

Thursday 19 November 2015

What is the role of SMEs in achieving the targets set during COP21?

Recent publications from SEI York researchers

Friday 13 November 2015

Building community resilience | Visualising social networks | Better mobility in cities

Video - Science in the City: Urban Citizen Science

Tuesday 8 September 2015

Are 'hard to reach' groups hard to reach? Find out how SEI has worked with a range of different groups and communities on citizen science projects.

2nd GreenEconet Annual Conference

Friday 29 May 2015

How to grow a sustainable EU green economy through SMEs.

Podcast - Talk on the Wild Side

Friday 27 March 2015

How the onset of Spring affects UK wildlife

Sustainable development in a fast-changing world: SEI Strategy 2015–2019

Thursday 26 February 2015

SEI sets out its ambitions for how it will address key challenges in sustainable development, empower and inform partners, and develop the organization and its finances

New SEI tool supports Bristol in Going Green

Thursday 26 February 2015

Local businesses are signing up to develop action plans and to measure their impact and social value.

SEI ranked number two among world’s environment think tanks

Friday 6 February 2015

For the second year in a row Stockholm Environment Institute is ranked as the 2nd most influential environment think tank in the world

Article in Applied Geography - Novel methodology to map stakeholder perceptions of complex environmental problems

Monday 5 January 2015

Using PGIS and Q to understand and map stakeholder knowledge.

Creating a buzz about the nexus!

Thursday 11 December 2014

The development sector is no stranger to buzzwords; it might even be one of the biggest producers of them. Once a buzzword catches on, it tends to have a life of its own. “Nexus” is a case in point.

Understanding the positive and negative ‘hot spots’ in the city that impact on older people’s mobility

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Older people living in cities could enjoy better quality of life thanks to new research that brings them together with the next generation of urban designers and charts their emotional responses to their surroundings.

Work starts on new Environment Building

Monday 18 August 2014

SEI York set to move with Environment Department, BioArCh and YESI.

Restoring wildlife at former colliery sites in South Yorkshire

Monday 11 August 2014

SEI engages local communities to find out more about the sites.

Environmental surveying from the air.

Friday 16 May 2014

New project to map trees at the Yorkshire Arboretum

New book published - A Short Guide to Environmental Policy

Tuesday 13 May 2014

This book is an essential introduction to all those interested in how policies can address environmental problems.

Position available: Summer Scholarship

Thursday 3 April 2014

Work with leading researchers modelling past peatland development

New blog launched - Participatory Research

Friday 28 March 2014

How our engagement with the public can lead to greater scientific understanding

SEI Executive Director - most influential person on environmental in Sweden

Friday 28 March 2014

Johan Kuylenstierna ranked number one in Scandinavia's largest environmental news magazine, Miljöaktuellt.

Building Community Resilience in York

Thursday 6 March 2014

What is the best way to make a community more resilient in the face of climate change?

New Website - Mobility, Mood and Place

Wednesday 15 January 2014

How can places be designed collaboratively to make mobility easy, enjoyable and meaningful for older people?

Are policymakers listening to environmental scientists?

Thursday 28 November 2013

An international panel of academics, policy advisors and politicians will discuss this question at a free public seminar at the University of York early next month.

Sounds of the atmosphere

Thursday 28 November 2013

Live audiovisual performances at the University of York present a striking graphic representation of satellite ozone data and its impact on human health.

Joint PhD with Sheffield

Thursday 28 November 2013

Double jeopardy: understanding the combined impacts of climate change and pollution on Arctic ecosystems

York heather study seeks answers to burning question

Monday 4 November 2013

New insights set to improve land management.

Net Positive Tool launched

Monday 7 October 2013

Launch of the NETpositive Impact Appraisal and Action Planning Tool for the Scottish Construction Industry

New website to record University wildlife

Monday 19 August 2013

Take part and let us know what you have seen on the University campuses

New community science monitoring programme launches in the Peak District.

Monday 29 July 2013

SEI is helping the Moors for the Future Partnership with two new surveys just launched as part of a Community Science Project

It’s not just the heat – it’s the ozone: Study highlights hidden dangers

Friday 19 July 2013

Extreme heat increases ozone production, but it also curtails plants' ozone uptake, leaving more pollution in the air. The reduced protection cost an estimated 460 lives in the UK in the hot summer of 2006.

SEI ranked as 6th Environment "Think Tank" in the World

Friday 25 January 2013

SEI improves its position for the third year in a row.

Senior Researchers (3 Positions) in Sustainable Development

Friday 14 December 2012

Exciting possibilities to work for one of the World's Top Environment Think Tanks

REAP Petite relaunched

Friday 16 November 2012

New enhanced version of online community carbon calculator

Lord Mayor to plant Jubilee Royal Oak in New Earswick

Monday 12 November 2012

The Lord Mayor of York is to plant a Royal Oak in his own ward of New Earswick this Saturday to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

New Report - Metals in a Low-Carbon Economy

Wednesday 4 April 2012

A new report published by SEI entitled "Metals in a Low-Carbon Economy: Resource Scarcity, Climate Change and Business in a Finite World" examines the use of five metals in lowcarbon technologies: cobalt, lithium, neodymium, indium and tellurium.

Decreasing trade to cut emissions may squeeze poor countries’ incomes

Tuesday 3 April 2012

A new SEI study shows why development concerns need to be embedded in low-carbon strategies: so that shifts in consumption in high-income countries can bring benefits, not losses, to poor countries.

Release the pressure - a broader view of the value of water

Monday 12 March 2012

Value ecosystems not just crops when managing water use, says UN Report prepared by SEI.

SEI helps Vietnam consider rice as feedstock

Tuesday 14 February 2012

SEI helps the University of York forge links with Vietnam into researching the feasibility of using rice straw as a biorefinery feedstock rather than being burnt outside in the paddy fields.

Food crops damaged by pollution crossing continents

Thursday 2 February 2012

Man-made air pollution from North America causes Europe to lose 1.2 million tonnes of wheat a year, a new study has found.

Survey asks older people's views on environment

Wednesday 1 February 2012

The elderly are disproportionately affected by environmental problems, but their voices are not often heard on these issues. An international project aims to change that.

Steve Cinderby GIS Lecture at the University of Turku, Finland

Sunday 1 August 2010

Lecture focussed on Participatory GIS Methods