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20 June 2023

Exploitation to respect: changing how we relate to other species

In this Q&A, poet, scholar and environmentalist Craig Santos Perez discusses how he engages with the natural world through his work, ahead of the Sydney Environment Institute's public panel on Indigenous multispecies justice.
08 June 2023

This World Ocean Day, let’s change how we relate to the ocean

A new project captures understandings about how the ocean relates to the global north and south, and raises questions of social justice, relations with marine others, environments, food sovereignty, and more-than-human dignity.
06 June 2023

The wind energy industry's successes and failures

Wind energy is playing a leading role in meeting emissions reduction targets, but the global wind industry is increasingly volatile and concentrated – with implications for its future growth and for decarbonisation.
22 May 2023

The ethics of modifying animal behaviours for conservation

SEI researchers have collaborated on the first overview of the ethical challenges raised by modifying animal behaviours to achieve conservation outcomes.
09 May 2023

The RBA Review: A missed opportunity for climate transitions

SEI researchers Sophie Webber and Gareth Bryant analyse the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Review and its missed opportunity to outline a modern role for the RBA in addressing climate change and supporting a low carbon transition in coordination with fiscal and regulatory authorities.
02 May 2023

Climate change and social capital: Professor Daniel Aldrich visits SEI

Leading political scientist Daniel Aldrich emphasised the importance of strong social relationships in building community resilience in the face of climate disasters.
01 May 2023

Building resilience to the mental health impacts of climate change in rural Australia

Climate anxiety and the mental health and well-being impacts of extreme weather-related events are of growing concern globally. In Australia, rural communities in particular are dealing with unprecedented drought, fires and floods every few weeks. The mental health and well-being impacts of such climate change induced events are numerous. However, little is known about what promotes the resilience of rural communities to these impacts.
26 April 2023

Announcing SEI’s 2024 collaborative grants scheme

The Sydney Environment Institute is pleased to announce that applications will open in June for 2024 collaborative project funding and collaborative fellowships. These opportunities aim to foster multidisciplinary research projects addressing core environmental issues.
20 April 2023

The role of Wild Law in responding to ecological crises

How can the legal system protect our environment? We hear from SEI Honours Fellow Libby Newton about her research exploring the potential for the rights of nature and ecocide laws to impose accountability for human-caused ecological harms.
13 April 2023

Exploring ecologies within urban spaces

How do urban railways provide refuge for biodiversity? 2023 Honours Research Fellow Mik Barrow explains her Honours research into how decisions around railway infrastructure consider urban ecology.