SEI in Estonia. - Säästva Eesti Instituut, SEI Tallinn

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“Beyond Rio+20


towards
low carbon economy



SEI Tallinn

Säästva Eesti Instituut

20
years


SEI in Estonia



Ms Tea Nõmmann


SEI Tallinn Centre Director

1991
-
1992

Lars Kristoferson & Linnar Viik

After regaining independence Estonia was in
dire need of international outlets. The
environment field was very suitable.

The Stockholm Environment Institute was
looking for new outlets in addition to the
centres

in the USA, UK and HQ in Sweden.
SEI international board felt it necessary to
expand to the Baltic States, Eastern and
Central Europe. Tallinn was best prepared.

Two wishes met in the autumn of 1992 and
the SEI Tallinn branch was born.


Tõnis Kaasik, SEI Tallinn
director

1992
-
1997


During

these

years

a

core of personnel was
formed that characterises the SEI Tallinn Centre
up to this day.


Many of the later SEI Tallinn Centre directors
have become nationally acknowledged
environmental leaders and politicians.

Olavi Tammemäe, SEI Tallinn
director
,
1998
-
2003


Thanks to its international reputation SEI

T
allinn

became an attractive cooperation partner for the
big European environment consultation companies
on
the

issues

of

accession

to

the European Union.


R
esearch

and development activities and
environmental

advisory

services
have

remain
ed

important


activity

in

SEI Tallinn
everydays

work
.

Valdur Lahtvee, SEI Tallinn
director

2004
-
2007

15 years of SEI Tallinn hard work have been
devoted to making the principles of sustainable
development an inseparable part of Estonian
society.

SEI Tallinn has become a network partner of many
ministries, and other government and educational
organisations
, business and non
-
profit sectors
both in Estonia and in the region.





Tea Nõmmann, 2007


to

date

The

Environmental

Economics

and
Accounting

p
rogramme

was established

with

the

aim
of

further

integrating

sustainable

development

policies

and
economic

long

term
competitiveness
.

SEI Tallinn
has

grown

into

an

active

partner
in

many

regional

(
Interreg
) and
European

research

(7FP,
EACI)
projects
.

SEI Tallinn
staff

has

become

international
.






Main
achievements

over

20
years



Leading integrated environmental and sustainability
policy researcher in Estonia



Key competent areas:


Environmental impact assessments, environmental
management, resource and waste management, GHG
emissions NAP, JI, sustainable development issues,
mobility, urban biodiversity, green fiscal reform, economic
analyses of policy instruments, ecosystem valuation


Active partner in EC research (FP,
Interreg
, etc)


SEI Tallinn publications series, handbooks, guidelines,
seminars, lectures, participation in expert groups


SEI Tallinn
as

an

initiator


Sustainable

Development

Forums

since

2001


Estonian Council of Environmental NGOs
(EKO)
,
2002



Estonian Association for Environmental
Management (EKJA)
,

2003


Sustainable Development
web
-
based

Glossary
,
2006


Green Economy Promoter Awards to
enterprises
,

2012




Future

challenges



Active

involvement

in

SEI
global

research

themes
:


Managing

Environmental

Systems


Reducing

Climate

Risks


Transforming

Governance


Rethinking

Development


Trusted

and
objective

research

partner


Widening

our

collaborative

base



Raising

our

researche

excellence




SEI Tallinn

2012

The

challenge

-

World

footprint

http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/page/world_footprint/

1960
-

2007

1960
-

2008