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.

  • 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
    High Angle View Of People On Street.
    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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  • Global Futures Forum – setting the agenda for Summit of the Future
    Category: Event Publication date: : 2023-03-20

    Global Futures Forum – setting the agenda for Summit of the Future

    During 20-21 March the #GlobalFuturesForum gathers in New York. The purpose of the meeting is to help frame the campaigns and advocacy agendas that will allow diverse civil society perspectives to be engaged in the preparatory processes of The United Nations’ upcoming SDG Summit in 2023, and the Summit of the Future in 2024 (SOTF).

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  • Five ways UN can help solve the global trust crisis 
    Category: Op-ed Publication date: : 2023-03-13

    Five ways UN can help solve the global trust crisis 

    There is currently a global trust crisis. One can debate the origins of it, but it has been highlighted by the pandemic and the climate emergency. Meanwhile, the United Nations is variously held up as both part of the solution and part of the problem.

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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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  • Looming out there...
    Category: Update Publication date: : 2023-02-21

    Looming out there...

    Just the other week a big asteroid passed Earth. It was not as scary as it may sound – astronomers have known about the asteroid and have been able to predict its trajectory for many years. But more often than not we don’t know which asteroid that will pass – or hit? – us next.

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  • The new AI search bots – fantastic tools or potential threats?
    An advanced robot.
    Category: Update Publication date: : 2023-02-13

    The new AI search bots – fantastic tools or potential threats?

    Even if it is only a few months since the chatbot ChatGPT launched, the AI-powered tool already has been used by over 100 million people worldwide according to some statistics.

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  • Video-op: Better Global Governance and the Triple Planetary Crisis
    Category: Update Publication date: : 2023-02-06

    Video-op: Better Global Governance and the Triple Planetary Crisis

    Can improved global governance address the challenges? In Brazil in January, the organisation Plataforma CIPÓ* hosted a global meeting for...

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  • Webinar: Energy Shortages Creates a New Energy Landscape
    Visible air pollution at dawn in an industrial setting.
    Category: Event Publication date: : 2023-02-03

    Webinar: Energy Shortages Creates a New Energy Landscape

    Friday 3 Feb, 12-13pm CET. Please note held in Swedish.

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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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  • Doomsday Clock 2023 to be relieved January 24 
    Category: Event Publication date: : 2023-01-24

    Doomsday Clock 2023 to be relieved January 24 

    List of speakers Among several global crises the GCF risk report 2022 (released late November) point out that the risk...

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  • Preview of groundbreaking science at World Economic Forum 
    Category: Event Publication date: : 2023-01-16

    Preview of groundbreaking science at World Economic Forum 

    Direct-link to recorded onsite seminar In a historic first for the World Economic Forum, this year natural and social science...

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