Welcome 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.

You 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.

By contrast, 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.


Governance for a Peaceful World: Security for All – But How and at What Price? lecture slides

(Helmut Burkhardt) Check: PUGWASH_MANIFESTO Einstein-Russel Thinker’s Lodge in Pugwash, Nova Scotia http://www.pugwash.org/about/manifesto.htm see the "place of inspiration and reflection, Thinkers' Lodge remains a beacon for world peace."

Global Youth Conference on Climate Change and Sustainable Development (GYC-2010 / EarthFocus Foundation) issued 7 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 DAYUnited Nations Association in Canada – Toronto Region Branch, March 22, 2010

UNFCCC COP-15 Copenhagen, roundtable at the Survival Academy, Dec 2009, also featuring the recommendations below:

Wasan Action Framework, FOOD AND POPULATION ROUNDTABLEScience for Peace and Canadian Pugwash, Global Issues Project, Global Sustainability Education Concepts, Nov. 20 - 21, 2009

see also the 2007 WASAN ACTION FRAMEWORK on CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY, Interdisciplinary Round Table on Climate Change and Energy Strategies (CCERT)
September 14/15, 2007 Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, Canada
website: http://ccert.info

Prospectus of The Global Issues Project

initiated by

and supported by the Canadian Pugwash Group

Canadian Association for the Club of Rome - CACOR

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