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
“COVID-19 has turned the world upside down.  Everything has been impacted.”  New statistical records are being set on an almost weekly basis.  The CCSA has compiled “a snapshot of some...

The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota seeks to help planners envision what might happen later in 2020 or in 2021.  SARS-CoV-2, the virus...

A flagship report by the International Energy Agency in "response to the exceptional circumstances" its coverage includes real-time analysis of current developments. As usual, it looks into the "2019 energy...

NIAID, part of the US National Institutes of Health, “is committed to safeguarding the health of Americans and people around the world by accelerating research efforts to prevent, diagnose, and...

An independent report by >100 leading researchers from Australia’s Group of Eight (Go8) universities, presenting two options: Elimination requiring restrictions for a longer duration at first and Controlled Adaptation by...

The COVID-19 health crisis is an economic crisis.  Limiting social interactions has also limited economic interactions.  The collapse in economic activity undermines livelihoods and increases extreme poverty and hunger.  “Policy...

The pandemic presents “a substantial shock to the post-WWII order, and the worst may be yet to come until a vaccine is widely distributed.  The recovery will likely be difficult...

As chains of transmission begin to decline, along with new COVID-19 cases, decisions are needed at the state level on how to transition out of strict physical distancing.  Decision-makers must...

The World Health Organization gives an overview of the current situation, key insights, and national and international strategies. “Countries must do everything they can to stop cases from becoming clusters...

An extensive analysis with many charts and graphs on the state of the science, 9 scenarios on how the situation might evolve, planning and managing responses (for resilience, supply chains,...