• Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America
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    (Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, Majority Staff Report, June 30, 2020)
    Formed in Jan 2019, the Committee held 1000 meetings with stakeholders and 17 official hearings.  “American leadership and ingenuity are central to solving the climate crisis.”  Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, “We cannot wait…while the harmful human and economic costs of inaction continue to compound.”
  • COVID Reports 2020: What Experts Expect and Propose
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    (Mike Marien, June 25th 2020)
    This survey of 36 online reports identifies reports in six categories: Daily Data Reports (cases and deaths by country, and US states and counties); General Overviews (scenarios, overall strategies); Re-Opening (4-phase roadmap, local metrics, schools, businesses); Special Perspectives (crisis leadership and communication, testing, contact tracing, research); Large-Group Agendas (calls for a healthy recovery, human security, new economic rules); Pre-COVID-19 Warnings (global health security index, preventing pandemic, climate)
  • COVID-19: The CIDRAP Viewpoint. Part 1: The Future of the COVID-19 Pandemic
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    (Michael T. Osterholm and 7 others, CIDRAP, April 30, 2020, 8p)
    The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota seeks to help planners envision what might happen later in 2020 or in 2021.  SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is “the worst global public health crisis in over 100 years…its future course is still highly unpredictable.” 
  • COVID-19 Briefing Materials: Global Health and Crisis Response
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    (McKinsey & Company, April 13, 2020, 91p)
    An extensive analysis with many charts and graphs on the state of the science, 9 scenarios on how the situation might evolve, planning and managing responses (for resilience, supply chains, employees, and customers), state and local governments, challenges to emerging economies, and sector-specific impacts.
  • National Coronavirus Response: A Road Map to Reopening
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    (Scott Gottlieb and four others, American Enterprise Institute, March 28, 2020, 16p)
    Outlines “steps that can be taken as epidemic transmission is brought under control in difference regions” In four phases: 1) Slow the Spread; 2) Reopen, State by State; 3) Establish Protection Then Lift All Restrictions; 4) Rebuild Readiness for the Next Pandemic.

Statement of Purpose

The SSG is closely following the evolution of the global Covid-19 pandemic. We will identify important reports on understanding and coping with this dangerous virus, as well as plans for less-restricted post-Covid-19 futures. Our focus will be on economic and social impacts, especially concerning health security and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Security and Sustainability 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:


In addition to providing information on like-minded organizations and the wide range of organizations associated with security and sustainability, the S&S Guide has three key findings:

Remarkable Growth

The remarkable growth of Security and Sustainability organizations (see Chart) , 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.

Alliances, Coalitions & Networks

Formation of alliances, coalitions, consortia, and networks to overcome fragmented efforts is important; the Guide identifies nearly a hundred such groups, and more are probably desirable.

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.

Notable Organizations

The full list can be found here

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