Mining the Mind

In our work, we constantly generate new knowledge and insights about sustainable development. Below, we share articles based on our work and research introducing new ways of thinking. We imagine what a sustainable society can look like, as well as publish tools and guides to help us get there.

All material is free to share and open source under Creative Commons (CC-BY-SA).

Highlights

Articles archive

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The World’s Best Systems Thinkers: Part 1

Sep 2022

Diversity in Greatness

Systems thinking is this generation's lifebuoy. It's the only way to accurately observe our world, assess its complexity, and design and im…

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Moving toward sustainable buildings and cities

Jan 2022

Vietnam's Race to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

Vietnam has outlined bold carbon reduction goals in its National Green Growth Strategy 2021-2030. With this, it has entered a pathway to be…

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Unexpected predictions from the military and insurance industry on the effects of climate change

Jan 2022

New climate insight revealed

We continue to face unprecedented droughts, wildfires, and flooding. All the while, our leaders and media pundits continue to spout contrad…

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A natural yet unobvious symbiosis

Dec 2020

Exploring Sustainability and Cybersecurity

This year’s Doomsday Clock, a metaphor of how close humanity is to doom developed by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, shows that catastro…

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The comparison is complex and context-dependent

Oct 2020

Is digital more environmentally friendly than paper?

“Go paperless, save trees”. Is that really the case? According to this popular motto, documents in digital versions are environmentally sou…

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...or, why you should put lemons in your beer

Oct 2020

What innovations-gone-wrong can teach us about sustainability

What links an abandoned housing complex and a green beer bottle? An innovation that instead of bringing positive results — may it be a heig…