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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News

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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SEI Celebrates 6 Months

Our co-directors, Professor Iain McCalman and Professor David Schlosberg, reflect on the growth of SEI and where we’re headed next.

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Events

Alana Mann – Global Activism in Food Politics: Power shift

Thursday 5 June 2014
S226 MECO seminar room, Level 2 John Woolley Building (A20), entry off Manning Road, near the 19th century machine sculpture. The University of Sydney, Camperdown Campus.

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Sydney Writer’s Festival: The Reef

Monday 19th May 2014
Macleay Museum

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