The Security & Sustainability Guide

Report on Recent Reports – #2, Summer 2022

Reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals Advancing the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals requires evidence-based information and advocacy that is widely disseminated and cited.  Transdisciplinary approaches are especially required, exemplified in reports...

Education for Sustainability and the SDGs: A Short Guide to Advocating Organizations

Our world is in the midst of multiple crises, aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine.  This includes a crisis in education and learning, notably at K-12 levels where many students have missed instruction in basic skills, but arguably at all...

Putin’s Folly and Rethinking the SDGs

Download as PDF 1. Prologue: A Lose-Lose War At the time of this writing, the vicious and unwarranted Russian invasion of Ukraine is still underway, with no end in sight. The assault is more accurately seen as Putin’s War, because the Russian autocrat has a retrograde...

Report on Recent Reports – Spring 2022

Reporting on a Fragile World     Widely appreciated, high-quality, evidence-based information and advocacy is needed to advance the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals--especially in light of the dual global setbacks of the COVID-19 pandemic and Russian invasion of...

Alternative Energy – A Quick Look at the Leading Organizations in the Field

Introduction While fossil fuels continue to dominate energy production and consumption, the press of climate change has made it abundantly clear that the ecological costs of greenhouse gas emitting power sources make them unsustainable. In response to this ever-more...

Organization Overviews

Notable Reports

Notable Organizations

Sustainability Leaders

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The Security and Sustainability Guide is a Project of the World Academy for Art and Science. 

Out Mission is 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.

Access to these hundreds of organizations is provided here in several ways:

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Putin’s Folly and Rethinking the SDGs

Putin’s Folly and Rethinking the SDGs

Download as PDF 1. Prologue: A Lose-Lose War At the time of this writing, the vicious and unwarranted Russian invasion of Ukraine is still underway, with no end in sight. The assault is more...

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Our goal is to highlight insights from important contributions to the public body of knowledge on the condition of our planet and humanity.

- Michael Marien Ph.D.

Notable Organizations

All of the organizations described in the S&S Guide are engaged in important and interesting activities related to security and/or sustainability. But some appear more important or interesting than others. The Guide tries to identify centers of expertise and leading-edge thought and action in all areas of security and sustainability. This is no easy matter, and opinions will surely differ as to which organizations deserve highlighting. Still, as an initial introduction to the organizations covered in the Guide, most of the following selections should be of interest to most users. Emphasis has been given to those organizations emphasizing security and sustainability, and/or taking a broad systems approach to global concerns.

Three Important Messages

Remarkable Growth

The remarkable growth of Security and Sustainability organizations, with a median start-up date of 2002, is greatly under-appreciated by media and researchers; this is especially true for organizations supporting green business as a new type of capitalism.
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Alliances, Coalitions & Networks

Formation of alliances, coalitions, consortia, and networks to overcome fragmented efforts is important; the Guide identifies 180+ such groups, and more are probably desirable.
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Security + Sustainability

A small but growing group of organizations is linking both security and sustainability concerns realizing that we cannot have security without sustainability and vice versa.
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👥 Our Change Leader of the Month is the Swiss sustainability advocate Mathis Wackernagel.👥 He is featured in the ‘Change Leaders’ section of our Guide, wherein we feature individuals who have made or are making important contributions to #security and/or #sustainability thinking and policies, through their research, outreach, and writing and/or by creating or leading important organizations.👥 Here’s an overview of what he’s most known for, visit our guide to find out more about him and other changemakers: #changemakers #activism #bethechange #makeadifference #inspiration #changetheworld ... See MoreSee Less
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