Updates

We regularly publish updates on matters such as global governance and global catastrophic risks, sourced from organisations with which we collaborate, as well as other international organisations operating in these areas.

  • 'Connective tissue’ to tackle the global crises 
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    Category: Report / Paper Publication date: : 2023-09-14

    'Connective tissue’ to tackle the global crises 

    Current global institutions grapple with the triple planetary crisis — climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution. In this concept note...

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  • Young people tend to doubt democracy
    Category: Report / Paper Publication date: : 2023-09-13

    Young people tend to doubt democracy

    A new global poll shows that Gen Z and millennials around the world hold the least faith in democracy of any age group, presenting a grave threat to its future.

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  • First ‘safe and just’ Earth boundaries quantified
    Category: Report / Paper Publication date: : 2023-05-31

    First ‘safe and just’ Earth boundaries quantified

    New research provides guidance for leaders to operate within Earth’s finite limits. Humans are taking colossal risks with the future of civilisation and everything that lives on Earth, a new study from the Earth Commission and published in the journal Nature shows.  

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  • UN Advisory Board urges global action to tackle crisis
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    Category: Report / Paper Publication date: : 2023-04-19

    UN Advisory Board urges global action to tackle crisis

    Recommendations ahead of the 2024 Summit of the Future The United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Board on Effective Multilateralism (HLAB)...

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  • How to govern the triple planetary crisis
    Category: Report / Paper Publication date: : 2023-04-17

    How to govern the triple planetary crisis

    Reform the WTO and make better use of G20 and other similar organisations. That is two of many policy recommendations from a Global Policy Dialogue meeting held in Brazil. Host of the meeting was the think tank Plataforma CIPÓ. The report from the meeting summarises ideas and suggestions generated at the meeting. Attended did a select, yet diverse group from the UN Secretariat, think tanks, academia, the private sector, international organisations, and other civil society groups.

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  • Global population bomb may never go off
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    Category: Report / Paper Publication date: : 2023-03-27

    Global population bomb may never go off

    A new study suggests from Earth4All suggests that the global population in the year 2050 could peak below 9 billion and then start declining. The projection is significantly lower than several prominent population estimates.

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  • A safe future for people and the planet – Earth system boundaries must include justice
    Category: Report / Paper Publication date: : 2023-03-02

    A safe future for people and the planet – Earth system boundaries must include justice

    Urgent to set up new framework: living within planetary limits must include attention to justice. That is one of many important conclusions in new study published in Nature Sustainability.

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  • Focus on global democracy in new book: The Key to Global Justice
    Category: Report / Paper Publication date: : 2023-01-25

    Focus on global democracy in new book: The Key to Global Justice

    A newly released book by the organisation Democracy Without Borders, DWB, highlights the importance of democracy in times of crises. The title is: Global Democracy: The Key to Global Justice.

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  • For biodiversity to thrive, conservation efforts must be Nature and People Positive
    Category: Report / Paper Publication date: : 2022-12-06

    For biodiversity to thrive, conservation efforts must be Nature and People Positive

    New study from the Earth Commission argue that stronger outcomes for biodiversity conservation can be attained if conservation actions are combined with justice measures to tackle the underlying causes of decline.

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  • The Global Catastrophic Risks Report 2022
    Category: Report / Paper Publication date: : 2022-11-30

    The Global Catastrophic Risks Report 2022

    Urgent upgrade of global cooperation needed to tackle existential risk Global catastrophic risks have intensified at an unprecedented rate in...

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  • 10 x essential climate science insights for 2022
    Category: Report / Paper Publication date: : 2022-11-22

    10 x essential climate science insights for 2022

    Released during COP 27 the yearly report “10 New Insights in Climate Science” emphasize and unpack the complex interactions between climate change and other drivers of risk, such as conflicts, pandemics, food crises and underlying development challenges.

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  • Global distributive justice and systemic transformations key to planetary stability
    Category: Report / Paper Publication date: : 2022-11-10

    Global distributive justice and systemic transformations key to planetary stability

    In a new study an international team of scientists from the Earth Commission investigates the Earth system impacts of escaping poverty and achieving a dignified life for all.

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