Essays & Reviews

The Security and Sustainability Guide


This section consists of written contributions by members of the SSG team. We aim to put into focus issues that desire more attention. Many of the subjects that will be covered here are inspired by the work and publications of the organizations listed here. Our goal will be to highlight insights from those important contributions to the public body of knowledge regarding the condition of our planet and humanity as a whole. 

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environmental peacebuilding

Environmental Peacebuilding – A Quick Look at Leading Organizations

July 25, 2021
Climate Action and Environmental Peacebuilding aim to tackle degradation caused by direct or indirect human activity that is impacting societies around the world. In particular, without good governanc...

United Nations sustainable development goals

UN on Sustainability – A Quick Look at its Programmes and Agencies

July 25, 2021
United Nations sustainable development goals. In 2015 The United Nations launched “The Sustainable Development Agenda.” It marked the moment when climate change and sustainability action finally rose...

climate security

Climate Security – A Quick Look at Leading Organizations

July 25, 2021
Climate Security centers its attention on the "maintenance of the local and the planetary biosphere as the essential support system on which all other human enterprises depend." Henceforth, security i...

Future of cybersecurity

CyberSecurity : A Quick Look at Organizations Addressing the Growing Threat

July 25, 2021
When reviewing the Future of Cybersecurity, in their July 19, 2021 Cover Feature on “Broadbandits,” the Economist warned of “an epoch of intensifying cyber-insecurity that will impinge on everyone,” s...

Plastic Pollution – A Quick Look at Leading Organizations

July 5, 2021
The Problem “In 2019, the production and incineration of plastic added more than 850 million metric tons of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. Current plans for plastic production and use will add 1....

arctic climate change

The Arctic – A Quick Look at Leading Organizations

June 10, 2021
Arctic climate change. The Arctic is more affected by global warming than any other place on earth, resulting in unprecedented physical, social, economic, and political transformations.  Concern...

Report on Global Reports, 2020-2021: The Whale and the Minnows

June 3, 2021
Global Sustainability Reports As the COVID-19 pandemic recedes in some countries, while spreading in others, vaccines are becoming available, although distribution is still problematic in many locatio...

Water Security: A Quick Look at Leading Organizations

June 2, 2021
Water security has been a major concern for decades. This is due to a number of reasons including pollution, depleted aquifers, and climate change, which leads to more droughts, melting glaciers, and...


Global Security – A Quick Look at Leading Organizations

January 16, 2021
The 21st century has proved itself as very complicated. As a result, international institutions and national actors struggle to keep up with it globally. The range of threats covers displays of force,...

Sustainable Fashion – A Quick Look at Leading Organizations

January 5, 2021
The global fashion industry is one of the largest, most resource-intensive industries, and a powerful engine for global growth and development. In its current state, there is no sustainable fashion an...

Essay: COVID-19: A Pandemic of Assassinated Assumptions: A Perfect Storm for Leaders

December 27, 2020
First published Dec. 14th 2020. Provocation The global pandemic was declared by the WHO on 11 March, signalling that COVID-19 had or was about to reach all shores. Since then, the initial virus and in...

COVID-19 – What Experts Expect & Propose

October 10, 2020
Published 1 Aug, 2020. 1st update 11 Sept, 2020. 2nd Update 10 Oct,2020. Download as PDF here The COVID-19 pandemic has already changed our world and is still underway with no end in sight.  The crisi...

Blog: What COVID-19 can teach us about Change, Acceptance and Dissent

May 30, 2020
COVID-19 is the current focal point, not only of media and politics, but of our societies as a whole. Looking at how it reshaped so many parts of our daily life in such a short time, this crisis can p...

Blog: A Pandemic Plateau is False Comfort

May 5, 2020
Suddenly, and now for nearly two months, everyone on earth knows what the issue is: COVID -19. The massive majority of humanity were given no choice but to ‘know’ they had to do everything they could...

Book Review: Come On! A Report to the Club of Rome: New Frontiers

May 1, 2018
The full Review has been published in Cadmus Journal Vol. 3, Issue 4 and is available here: Book Review of Come On! (May 2018) Introduction Come On! Capitalism, Short-termism, Population and the Destr...

Greening Capitalism, Quietly: Seven Types of Organizations Driving the “Necessary Revolution”

May 1, 2017
The full report is available here: Greening Capitalism Final, May 2017, 46 p.Greening Capitalism, Quietly: Seven Types of Organizations Driving the “Necessary Revolution” First published in CADMUS, 3:...