Stockholm Environment Institute:
bridging science and policy

We are an international non-profit research and policy organization that tackles environment and development challenges.

We connect science and decision-making to develop solutions for a sustainable future for all.

Our work spans climate, water, air and land-use issues, governance, the economy, gender and health. Stakeholder involvement is at the heart of our efforts to build capacity, strengthen institutions and equip partners for long-term change.

Our knowledge and findings are accessible to decision-makers and civil society: as our own open access material, in leading academic journals, and repackaged for effective decision support.

To promote debate and share knowledge we convene decision-makers, academics and practitioners and engage with policy processes, development action and business practice worldwide.

We are:

  • International: SEI has offices in five continents and works locally, regionally and globally.
  • Trusted: decision-makers and the academic community recognize us as an independent and non-partisan institute.
  • Credible: our research is objective and supported by rigorous peer review.
  • Relevant: our work makes connections across the natural, physical and social sciences, allowing us to take new angles and offer robust, insightful policy advice.

Our mandate, vision, approach and values are derived from the Stockholm Declaration on the Human Environment, adopted in 1972.

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SEI is a foundation registered under Swedish law with offices in seven countries. We are led by the Board and Executive Director, supported by advisory bodies.

Our strategy steers our research direction and operational policies in five-year periods.

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Our annual reports provide summaries and highlights of SEI's work.

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These pages provide information on our legal and other requirements.

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Join us to shift global policy and practice towards sustainability. We recruit regularly for our centres in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.

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We promote our research to journalists and media to inform policy and decision-making. We also welcome inquiries on topics in which we have expertise.

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Want to get in touch by email or phone? Find contact details for our people and centres from our contact page.