Notable Online Reports

The Security and Sustainability Guide

Every year brings hundreds of the best new sustainability reports from hundreds of sustainable organizations.  Any one report viewed alone, however, does not do justice to the growing global emergency of too many people inflicting costly harm on the environment and human security in too many ways, despite many efforts at mitigation, resilience, conservation, and developing new technological remedies. This has been greatly complicated through the disruption caused by the COVID-19 emergency that has harshly demanded everyone’s attention.

This list of recent publications illustrates the great number and wide variety of the most recent, important, and timely global security and sustainability reports, and their sponsoring organizations. Most of these publications are handsomely produced, amply documented, and easily downloaded for no charge. Libraries may still consider these reports as “gray literature,” and scholars and researchers may be overly immersed in traditional books and journal articles, but, arguably, these up-to date sustainability reports are the leading edge of thinking about many of the most important global issues.

 

New Reports 

 

 

The New Threats to Human Security in the Anthropocene report points out that public perception of safety and security is low worldwide despite years of development success. Groups benefiting from…

Development, Human Security, Security

The Global Commons Stewardship Index 2021has two central pillars: domestic impacts and international spillovers. It assesses both countries’ domestic effects on the Global Commons and the impacts embodied in trade…

Globalization, International Relations, Sustainability

The Munich Security Conference (MSC) is a forum for debating international security policy. It acts as a venue for diplomatic initiatives to address the world’s most pressing security concerns by…

Diplomacy, Policy, Security
An annual survey of global climate indicators (temperature, greenhouse gases, and ozone, oceans, cryosphere, high-impact events) and climate-related risks to human health, food security, population displacement, marine life, and biodiversity)....

Key messages on protecting sexual and reproductive health and rights, and promoting gender equality, e.g. pandemics worsen existing inequalities for women and girls. Other key messages: in times of crisis,...

The 12 experts consider climate-related risks in seven world regions and a security risk perception survey of 56 other experts worldwide, 1 year, 10 years, and 20 years from 2020....

Seeks “to help business and policy leaders to understand the forces transforming the global economy, based on studies of 22 OECD countries. Work opportunities have increased everywhere, but work security...

The National Security, Military, and Intelligence Panel (NSMIP) analyzed the security implications of two warming scenarios: Near Term (1-2oC by mid-century), and Medium-Long Term (2-4oC). The former would pose High...

A non-technical overview of our interconnected global risks, climate, politics, oceans, forced migration, biodiversity, finance, food security, digital innovation for good, and transformation.  Discussion of  “How to Spur Radical Change”...

Argues for placing children 0-18 years old, at the center of the Sustainable Development Goals and the heart of the concept of sustainability. The health and future of every child...

This annual report examines "the key trends and metrics about corporate sustainability: how, and how well, companies are making progress in assessing and minimizing their impacts and embracing a range...

A report based on the WEF Global Risks Perceptions Survey of “nearly 1,000 decision-makers from the public sector, academia, and civil society.” Scientists are not mentioned, although some respondents, most...

In 2019, the world’s 2,153 billionaries had more wealth than 4.6 billion people. Calls for a "human economy that is feminist and benefits the 99%, not only the 1%." Proposes...