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 World Resources Institute argues that “we are not making progress anywhere near fast enough.”  Current economic models “are deeply inadequate” in capturing opportunities for a transformational...

This report published by UNESCO on behalf of UN-Water aims "to inform policy and decision-makers, inside and outside the water community, about the potential of nature-based solutions (NBS) to address...

This compact 3-page overview by William A. Ripple and seven others was published in BioScience Journal and is a follow-on to an earlier 1992 statement.  Signed by >15,000 scientists from...

On 12 June 2013, the Conference of European Statisticians held under the auspices of UNECE in Geneva, endorsed a set of recommendation for a framework to measure sustainable development and...