Stockholm Environment Institute
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|Motto||Bridging Science and Policy|
|Johan L. Kuylenstierna|
|121 223 196 SEK (Foundation: 2014)|
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 is also commissioned to write reports by third parties.
- Ecological Sanitation Research Programme
- LEAP: Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning System
- Resources and Energy Analysis Programme (REAP)
- Regional Air Pollution In Developing Countries (RAPDIC)
- Sustainable Mekong Research Network Programme (SUMERNET)
- weADAPT (weADAPT.org)
- WEAP: Water Evaluation And Planning System
- SEI is a partner in the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance network - and was in fact one of the founding organizations in 2007
- 1989–1990 Gordon T. Goodman
- 1991-1995 Michael J. Chadwick
- 1996-1999 Nicholas C. Sonntag
- 2000 Bert Bolin (interim Executive Director)
- 2000 Lars J. Nilsson (interim Executive Director)
- 2000-2004 Roger Kasperson
- 2004–2012 Johan Rockström
- 2012–Present Johan L. Kuylenstierna
Board of Directors
SEI is registered in Sweden as a foundation (STIFT THE STOCKHOLM ENVIRONMENT INSTITUTE, SEI) and is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Government of Sweden for terms of four years. The SEI board was first established on 21 June 1989
List of SEI Board Chairs
- Gunnar Brodin, Sweden
- Gordon T. Goodman, United Kingdom
- Karin Söder, Sweden
- 2001 Maurice F. Strong, Canada
- 2001-2009 Lars Anell, Sweden
- 2009–Present Kerstin Niblaeus, Sweden
SEI has a total staff of about 181 and operates through seven centres:
- Stockholm, Sweden (headquarters) (established 1989)
- US: Boston, MA; Davis, CA; Seattle, WA (established 1989)
- York, UK (established 1989)
- Oxford, UK (established 2002)
- Tallinn, Estonia  (established 1992)
- Bangkok, Thailand (established 2003)
- Nairobi, Kenya (established 2008)
The institute itself is organized into four broad research themes:
- Managing environmental systems - this includes sustainable urbanization which in turn includes work at the city scale on water resources, sanitation, climate, and sustainable lifestyles
- Reducing climate risk
- Transforming governance
- Rethinking development
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is SEI's main donor. SEI also receives funding from development agencies, governments, NGOs, universities, businesses, and financial institutions.
The Top 5 funding sources for 2015 were:
- Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
- Swedish Ministry of the Environment and Energy via Formas
- European Commission
- World Bank
- The Swedish Research Council Formas
For example, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation also provides funds to SEI in the area of maternal health and in sustainable sanitation. At the SEI Science Forum in 2015, Melinda Gates took part to discuss sustainability and gender torgether with SEI staff to help shape SEI's future research.
SEI was established in 1989 as an initiative of the Government of Sweden. The name of the Stockholm Environment Institute is derived from the 1972 UN Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm.
- About SEI
- "1st SuSanA meeting, Eschborn, January 2007, Germany". Sustainable Sanitation Alliance. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
- SEI Stockholm
- SEI US
- SEI York
- SEI Oxford
- SEI Tallinn
- SEI Asia
- SEI Africa
- Managing Environmental Systems
- Reducing Climate Risk
- Transforming Governance
- Rethinking Development
- SEI China Cluster
- "Annual Report". Stockholm Environment Institute. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
- Elisabeth von Muench, Dorothee Spuhler, Trevor Surridge, Nelson Ekane, Kim Andersson, Emine Goekce Fidan, Arno Rosemarin (2013) Sustainable Sanitation Alliance members take a closer look at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s sanitation grants, Sustainable Sanitation Practice Journal, Issue 17, p. 4-10
- "Sustainable Sanitation Alliance: Grant of $2.7 million to supercharge sustainable sanitation knowledge platform". Sanitation Updates. 4 November 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
- "Youtube video: Melinda Gates 'Gender aspects of global development'". Stockholm Environment Institute. 10 June 2015. Retrieved 9 December 2016.