The Cascade Institute is a Canadian research center located at Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. It addresses the full range of humanity’s converging environmental, economic, political, technological, and health crises. Using advanced methods for mapping complex systems, Institute researchers identify and help implement high-leverage interventions to rapidly shift humanity’s course towards fair and sustainable prosperity.
ORA Action Research Grant Project
The Cascade Institute’s ORA Research Fellowship funding is being used to conduct a landscape scan of the emerging network of organizations and individuals dedicated to understanding the global polycrisis through research, policy analysis, and communications. In addition, it will develop a paper outlining a shared research agenda to better understand the causal mechanisms among systemic crises. This is in response to the fact that researchers around the globe are striving to understand the changing nature of global risks and develop appropriate strategies to address them, but their efforts are fragmented, and the field remains underdeveloped. This project will ameliorate this situation by mapping the landscape of polycrisis research and by proposing a shared research agenda to better understand mechanisms of crisis synchronization.