Notable Online Reports

The Security and Sustainability Guide

This list of publications illustrates the great number and wide variety of the most important, and timely global security and sustainability reports, and their sponsoring organizations.

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 reports are the leading edge of thinking about many of the most significant global issues.

Any one report viewed alone, however, does not do justice to the growing global emergency. Too many people are 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.


Introduces the Positive Peace framework, which notably includes eight pillars: a robust government, fair resource distribution, open information flow, good neighbourly relations, high human capital, low corruption, a solid business…

Governance, Peace, Politics, Security, Systems Thinking & Analysis

The Positive Peace Report 2024 explores the elements that foster, anticipate, and sustain peace across 163 countries. Significantly, it uses the Positive Peace Index (PPI) to evaluate the attitudes, institutions,…

Democracy/Rule of Law, Geopolitics, Governance, Peace, Politics, Security

Underscores an escalating risk to global ecological systems. In particular, it points out the expanding ecological threats that affect biodiversity and planetary health. Given these challenges, the report stresses the…

Biodiversity, Climate Change, Data, Ecology, Ecosystems, Environment, Indexes, Natural Resources, Politics, Security, Statistics