Sydney Environment Institute

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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?

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 purpose of the Sydney Environment Institute is to:

  • lead cross-disciplinary intellectual engagement on a range of environmental and sustainability issues
  • engage academics and research centres across the globe, bringing Sydney and Australia into ongoing international conversations and projects;
  • shape new major research questions;
  • promote the message of positive adaptation through the research capability of SEI
  • engage with the community and society, specifically with NGOs, governments and commercial organisations.

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

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