Sydney Environment Institute

What Is SEI?

The Sydney Environment Institute (SEI) at the University of Sydney aims to address the key questions of our time: how do we understand and redesign the fundamental relationship between human communities and the natural world that supports them; and how can people and societies adapt positively to environmental change?

SEI brings together a wide range of the University’s researchers and projects on environmental themes. Our researchers focus on the social impacts of climate change, human/non-human relations, environment and culture, sustainable cities, food security, and organisational adaptation in both the public and private realm. Our current research nodes include:

  • HfE Mellon Australia Observatory
  • Sydney Network on Climate Change and Society
  • Food, People and the Planet
  • Maricultures Environmental Research
  • Cities Network
  • Balanced Enterprise Research Network
  • Human Animal Research Network

The Institute offers a flexible and dynamic platform that will inform public discourse, decision-making, and policy in relation to the environment.

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New Blog: First Visiting Fellow Comes to SEI

Jennifer Newell is the Curator of Pacific Ethnography at the American Museum of Natural History. She is SEI's first visiting fellow and wrote about her time with us in Sydney.

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New Blog: From Environmental to Climate Justice

SEI Co-Director David Schlosberg considers the connections and conflicts between environmental and climate justice, and what these concepts mean for activists.

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Oceanscapes: Cooperation Across the Pacific

Tuesday 22 - Saturday 26 April 2014
The University of Sydney

A cross-disciplinary conference with a focus on the cooperative nature of relations across the Pacific.

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Sydney Writer’s Festival: The Reef

Monday 19th May 2014
Macleay Museum

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