The S&S Guide is a unique project that identifies and describes thousands of organizations concerned with security and/or sustainability.
This initial web version of the Guide is far from perfect. Still, in light of accelerating planetary stresses and global threats to everyone’s security, we believe that the Guide deserves to be known without further delay, and can still be useful. Due to the dynamic subject matter, the Guide will always be a work-in-progress. But it will improve, as we add hundreds of organizations per year and dozens of important online reports overlooked by the media and academia, update the good works of existing organizations, and refine the three indexes.
We appreciate your patience and look forward to your comments and ideas.
Statement of Purpose
The S&S Guide seeks to identify and briefly describe international organizations, and nation-oriented organizations of possible international interest, that are focused on the two basic human goals of Security and Sustainability–both broadly defined.
Security Organizations are concerned with human security, human rights, peacekeeping, conflict prevention, terrorism, nuclear issues, weapons, cyber-security, military organizations, etc. Sustainability Organizations focus on climate change mitigation and adaptation, sustainable development, food security, water security, energy security, economic security, oceans, biodiversity, human population, green business and economics, etc.
There are thousands of guides to countries and cities, as well as flora and fauna. It is time for some guide to the rapidly growing number of security and sustainability organizations. But this is no easy matter, because human organizations are in flux, intertwined, and more difficult to classify.
Please excuse errors and inconsistencies; the S&S Guide is a continuing work-in-progress.
Access to these hundreds of organizations is provided here in several ways:
- A dashboard of 6 generic categories and 20 sub-categories on the Generic Categories Dashboard
- An alphabetized Major Categories Index of 60 categories with 5 or more listings.
- An alphabetized index of 600+ descriptors preceding the Part 4 Subject Index.
- An index to 100+ Information Portals for additional information on security or sustainability.
- An A-Z Title Index of 1,700+ organizations in Part 2.
- A KEYWORDS search box.