site is moving and under re-design. Please join us soon at
the new WEBSITE of the
OF GLOBAL ISSUES
The Councils Founding President Helmut
Burkhardt has passed away in 2018. We are in the process to
collect activities he and as other founding members of CGI have
been involved since the 90ies. Instead of an Eulogy and as
a base for a WIKIPEDIA page in memory of Helmut this page will be
maintained for some time to provide direct access to central
„jump-page“ to projects Helmut has been involved with.
Let us mention: Good
Global Governance - For
a Just and Sustainable World, The
Global Issues Project, World
This is the old CGI page -
for the records – preserved for some time in honour of our late
presidents and honorary presidents
Helmut Burhardt and Anatol
to the Home page of the Council on Global Issues, an Internet
based, not for profit think tank for a sustainable civilization.
The main purpose of the group is identifying crucial global
problems, their root causes, feasible solutions, and ways to
implement desirable futures.
are invited to join the Council on Global Issues (CGI) in the
exploration of the current world problems. CGI would like you to
participate in discussions, in writing papers, and in other
activities applying systems sciences and holistic methodologies
on global issues. -- Systems science is based on integral
thinking, and includes the properties of complex wholes, which
are different from the sum of the parts.
traditional science is dominated by analytical thinking, which is
usually focussed on understanding the simpler parts. You will be
welcomed into working groups on topics such as the role of:
"Universal Values", "Global Governance",
"Science and Technology", "Religion and
Spirituality", "Political Economy", "Education
and the Media", and others.
for a Peaceful World: Security for All – But How and at What
(Helmut Burkhardt) Check:
Thinker’s Lodge in
see the "place of inspiration and reflection, Thinkers'
Lodge remains a beacon for world peace."
Youth Conference on Climate Change and Sustainable Development
(GYC-2010 / EarthFocus
recommendations for the UNFCCC COP-16 in Cancun and
looked further into UN CSD-20, 20 years after the Earth Summit
in 1992. In this presentation
and workshops (see jump-page
with slides) outcomes from the COP15 and the Wasan
Roundtables below have been presented.
ONTARIO PEACE DAY,
Nations Association in Canada – Toronto Region Branch, March
at the Survival Academy, Dec 2009, also featuring
the recommendations below:
Action Framework, FOOD
AND POPULATION ROUNDTABLE - Science for Peace and Canadian
Pugwash, Global Issues Project, Global Sustainability
Education Concepts, Nov.
20 - 21, 2009
also the 2007 WASAN ACTION FRAMEWORK
CHANGE AND ENERGY, Interdisciplinary
Round Table on Climate Change and Energy Strategies
14/15, 2007 Muskoka Lakes, Ontario,
Global Issues Project
supported by the Canadian
Association for the Club of Rome - CACOR