SEI Currents 2023 – which trends will shape 2023?

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The world is in transition. New trends are emerging. Which of these will shape 2023? SEI Currents 2023 taps the institute’s expertise and insights from SEI centres across five continents to identify trends emerging in 2023 and beyond. On 11 January four trends will be discussed by a diverse expert panel. Ambassador Csaba Kőrösi, President of UN General Assembly, will deliver the keynote speech.

The transitions are accelerated by the impacts of climate change, an unfolding energy crisis, the effects of the war in Ukraine and inflation growing in many parts of the world. What risks and opportunities are surfacing? What issues warrant greater attention? SEI researchers have identified four key trends affecting the transition of communities, societies, technologies, the private sector, public policymaking, and international relations.


When: Wednesday 11th January 12.00-13.30 CET

Where: Online (a link will be sent out 24 hours before the event). Register here.


  • Måns Nilsson, Executive Director of SEI opens the event.
  • Keynote by Ambassador Csaba Kőrösi, President of UN General Assembly.
  • Introduction of the four trends by Robert Watt, Director of Strategic Communication and Policy Engagement at SEI.
  • An expert panel will discuss the trends on the horizon for 2023. Moderated by Laurie Goering, Climate Change Editor at Thomson Reuters Foundation.




  • Arunabha GhoshCEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) and Member, UN Secretary General’s High-Level Expert Group on the Net-Zero Emissions Commitments of Non-State Entities
  • Arame Tall, Senior Climate Change Specialist at the World Bank
  • Lauri Myllyvirta, Air Pollution and Climate Expert, Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air
  • Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Leader, Climate and Energy Practice, WWF International
  • Seonaid Hyslop-Parsons, Corporate reputation and media relations specialist, Portland
  • Åsa Persson, Research Director and Deputy Director, SEI


Read more about Currents 2023


For more information, please contact:


Ulrika Lamberth, Senior Press Officer, Stockholm Environment Institute, +46 73 801 70 53,


Stockholm Environment Institute is an international non-profit research and policy organization that tackles environment and development challenges. We connect science and decision-making to develop solutions for a sustainable future for all. Across our eight centres in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, we engage with policy processes, development action and business practice throughout the world. @SEIresearch @SEIclimate