Stockholm Environment Institute
The Stockholm Environment Institute, or SEI, is a non-profit, independent research and policy institute specialising in sustainable development and environmental issues.


SEI's mission is to "support decision-making and induce change towards sustainable development around the world by providing integrative knowledge that bridges science and policy in the field of environment and development."


SEI was established in 1989 as an initiative of the Government of Sweden
Sweden , officially the Kingdom of Sweden , is a Nordic country on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe. Sweden borders with Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund....

. The name of the Stockholm Environment Institute is derived from the 1972 UN Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm
United Nations Conference on the Human Environment
The United Nations Conference on the Human Environment was an international conference convened under United Nations auspices held in Stockholm, Sweden from June 5–16, 1972...



SEI is commissioned to write reports by third parties which are frequently quoted in the press.

Organizational structure

SEI has a total staff of about 200 and operates through seven main offices:
  • Stockholm, Sweden (headquarters)
  • Boston, USA
  • Oxford, UK
  • York, UK
  • Tallinn, Estonia
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The institute itself is organized into four broad research themes:
  • Reducing climate risk
  • Managing environmental systems
  • Transforming governance
  • Rethinking development

In addition to these four themes, there is also a China Cluster which operates at a research programme level and is focused on sustainability issues in China
Chinese civilization may refer to:* China for more general discussion of the country.* Chinese culture* Greater China, the transnational community of ethnic Chinese.* History of China* Sinosphere, the area historically affected by Chinese culture...

Specialist Programmes

  • Ecological Sanitation Research Programme
    Ecological Sanitation Research Programme
    The Ecological Sanitation Research Programme is a research and capacity development program that aims to develop and promote sustainable sanitation in the developing world through capacity development and knowledge management as a contribution to equity, health, poverty alleviation, and improved...

  • LEAP: Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning System
    LEAP:Long range Energy Alternatives Planning System
    LEAP: the Long range Energy Alternatives Planning system, is a proprietary, Windows-based software system for energy and environmental policy analysis. It is widely used for integrated energy planning and climate change mitigation analysis and has been applied in hundreds of different...

  • Resources and Energy Analysis Programme (REAP)
  • Regional Air Pollution In Developing Countries (RAPDIC)
  • Sustainable Mekong Research Network Programme (Sumernet)
  • weADAPT
  • WEAP: Water Evaluation And Planning System
    WEAP: the Water Evaluation And Planning system is a Windows-based decision support system for integrated water resources management and policy analysis...

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