The FAN initiative describes the situation: Two hundred years of economic and complexity growth have added immensely to human welfare and security. It has shaped our world-views and expectations of the future. Yet there is widening concern that the conditions that have underpinned this growth and the socio-economic stability that we have habituated to, and are dependent upon, is being increasingly undermined. Societies are likely to experience mounting socio-economic stresses from which there is no recovery, declining resilience, and rising risks of rapid large-scale breakdowns in global integration. The envisioned consequences are very challenging and quite possibly catastrophic.
Mar 29 2021
Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere
An initiative of Stanford University, bringing the best science to civil society.
Apr 16 2020
The Cascade Institute is a Canadian research centre addressing the full range of humanity’s converging environmental, economic, political, and technological crises. Its...
Mar 05 2020
Resilience.org supports building community resilience in a world of emerging challenges.
Feb 05 2020
Global Challenges Foundation
The mission of the Global Challenges Foundation is "to prevent, or at least reduce the likelihood, of a catastrophe that would cause the death of over 10% of humanity,...
Apr 09 2019
Post Carbon Institute
Founded in 2003, Post Carbon Institute’s mission is to lead the transition to a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world by providing individuals and...
Apr 08 2019
The Dark Mountain Project
In 2009, two English writers published a manifesto. Out of that manifesto grew a cultural movement: a rooted and branching network of creative activity, centred on the...
Apr 08 2019
Centre for the Study of Existential Risk
New and largely unstudied risks are associated with powerful emerging technologies and the impacts of human activity, which in the worst case might pose existential...
Mar 25 2019
Stockholm Resilience Centre
The vision of the Stockholm Resilience Centre is a world where social-ecological systems are understood, governed and managed, to enhance human well-being and the...