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
This report by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network has ranked 105 cities annually since 2017. The results show that there will be significant work to do across the board if...

A report by the Bertelsmann Stiftung and Sustainable Development Solutions Network which includes the SDG Index and Dashboard with considerable detail finding mixed results.  Denmark, Sweden and Finland top the...

A sobering detailed, comprehensive, and richly referenced and illustrated analysis that asserts that, whether measured by its present scale or projected growth, the existing plastic economy is fundamentally inconsistent with...

The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment: Mountains, Climate Change, Sustainability, and People (International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development; Jan 2019, 627p) The HKH region extends over all or part of 8...

A massive two-volume effort from the U.S. Global Change Research Program that was mandated by the U.S. Congress, and thus escaped the head-in-sand climate change denial of the Trump administration....

A recent Special Report by the International Pane for Climate Change summarizing >6,000 studies. It focuses on impacts of 1.5°C warming above preindustrial levels, with comparisons to 2.0°C warming.  The...

The flagship report of the UN Environment Programme was first published in 1997. This 6th report (GEO6), with the theme of “Healthy Planet, Healthy People,” covers climate change as a...

Produced by GRID-Arendal, a Norwegian foundation cooperating with the UN Environment Program, written by a team of 15 scientists and 12 reviewers.  In addition to many maps and charts, the...

This report by the International Resource Panel looks into material resources, water, land use, environmental impacts, multi-benefit policymaking, and two scenarios: Baseline and Sustainability. It finds it feasible, that a...

A report by UNESCO on behalf of UN-Water, notes the 2018 edition of the World Water Development Report (WWDR 2018) seeks to inform policy and decision-makers, inside and outside the...