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 Australia Pacific 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: international law and the anthropocene

Australian Research Council Future Fellow Tim Stephens ponders whether international law can find a new, more holistic, way of approaching environmental challenges through Earth System Science.

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The Reef on ABC Hindsight

SEI's co-director Iain McCalman's book 'The Reef: a passionate history' was part of ABC Radio National's Hindsight program on Sunday 27 July.

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in conversation: She Only Barks at Night

Saturday 6 September 2014
4.00 - 5.00pm
Macleay Museum, Gosper Lane, The University of Sydney

Discussing why "hysterical" women dressed themselves in skins and feathers

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#3 Why don’t we eat enough fruit and vegetables?

Thursday 4 September 2014 5.00 - 6.30pm
Level 6, Charles Perkins Centre

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