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
Since 1998, International Energy Agency's yearly flagship WEO publication has provided reliable, scientifically-backed "insights into global energy supply and demand" as well as the "implications for energy security, climate targets...

This multi- and transdisciplinary report/book dives into the vast pool of knowledge surrounding the impact of climate change on the Arctic Ocean and the continents around it. It explores the...

In the foreword, Antonio Guterres notes that COVID-19  has had a dramatic impact on progress towards the SDGs. The report estimates the necessary fiscal stimulus in the advanced economies reaching nearly...

The third annual Sustainable Development Outlook (SDO), noting that the “COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted significant setbacks upon the progress made towards achieving the SDGs, leading to a profound distress in...

Antonio Guterres begins by stating that “We are at an inflection point in history,” with COVID-19 upending unending our world, threatening our health, destroying livelihoods, and deepening inequality. Six action...

This notable publication is the UN-Water's report on water security and sanitation issues. This report "gives insight on main trends concerning the state, use, and management of freshwater and sanitation, based on...

The authoritative Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, comprising 230 authors from 65 countries, has announced four “AR6” reports from its three Working Groups. In particular, to prepare these reports, the...

Since its inception, through its research on the physical science of climate change, the IPCC has been assessing the state of knowledge on climate change. It identifies agreements in the...

(International Renewable Energy Agency, June 2021, 180p) During the decade of 2010 to 2020, the renewables power generation has been becoming increasingly competitive. Biggest cost reduction by energy source: Solar...

This working group of Chinese, European, Russian, and US experts proposes pathways to manage competition, re-learning Cold War lessons, improving crisis communication, maximizing decision-making time in an escalating crisis, clarifying...