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In The Balance – Conflict and Climate Change


Cop-26 and Climate Change versus Armed Conflict as Humanitarian Focus The Instruments of Conflict from a Futures Perspective A Polylateral System to Manage Global Threats The importance of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP-26) which has just been launched in Glasgow, is clearly recognised across the globe, representing a myriad of perspectives and a plethora [...]

Polylateralism, Multilateralism and Globalisation


Polylateralism and the faltering Nation-State Multilateralism versus Globalization Upcoming Course: Strategic Foresight for Humanitarian and Development Actors In a recent article in the September 2021 edition of the New York Review of Books, Finton O’Toole pointed to Afghanistan as a reflection of ‘The Lie of Nation-Building’. From a futures perspective, the implications of the Afghanistan tragedy go [...]

Humanitarian Futures and Contending Paradigms – Multilateralism vs Globalization

2021-10-07T17:08:14+00:00Recent Additions|

As the world prepares for the November 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (COP-26) and its objective of radically reducing climate risks, will those participating governments be successful? One measure of success is that they, as representatives of states around the world, should be able to agree on certain targets and time scales for lowering carbon [...]

A Systems Compendium for Managing Global Threats


At the brink of crises, there is always a temptation to create new “systems” as solutions for dealing with the unanticipated or hitherto unknown. Alternatively, there is an equally or perhaps even more prevalent tendency to resort to systems which decision-maker and policy planners feel comfortable with, even though they are not necessarily appropriate. Both [...]

A Systems Compendium for Managing Global Threats

2021-08-13T23:02:45+00:00Recent Additions|

The XL Sheets accompanying the PDF document can be additionally downloaded here Systems Compendium xlsx   Identifying the International Architecture for managing global threats by mapping out current systems by sector Systems, understood for this project as individual entities that formally come together with counterparts for reasons of common interest, often operate to tackle [...]