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
The first global assessment from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, Commission on Genetic Resources, drawing on information from 91 country reports prepared by some 1,300 contributors, and...

The 37 scientists from 16 countries, led by Walter Willett and Johan Rockström, warn that most of the world population is inadequately nourished and many environmental systems and processes are...

An especially worrisome report from Britain’s premier medical journal, warning that public health gains of past decades are being reversed and offset by climate change.  Prepared  by 150 experts from...

A report by the Stockholm Resilience Centre to The Club of Rome.  Jergen Randers, Johan Rockström, and four others describe four scenarios in detail: 1) Same: baseline of current policies;...

The 12th edition the World Wildlife Fund's biennial flagship report, provides the latest data of the Living Planet Index, which tracked over 4,000 vertebrate species in the 1970-2014 period.  The...

This report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development highlights the value of natural ecosystems in economic growth and good practices in agriculture, forestry, and fisheries. They focus on...

This report by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature looks into the impact of climate change on the maritime environment. “The ocean is now changing more rapidly than...

The annual report of the new Global Challenges Foundation in Stockholm overlaps with the WEF Risks Report in concerns about nuclear weapons, chemical and biological weapons, catastrophic climate change, ecological...

Published by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, this is a powerful eye-opening work by 184 authors, summarizing some 4,000 sources. Insights: Land degradation—a pervasive, systemic phenomenon...

A report by produced by the International Resource Panel that stresses the need for a circular economic system to create a sustainable global economy, enabled by remanufacturing, refurbishing, repair, reuse,...