Mining the Mind

We constantly generate new knowledge and insights about sustainable development. Here, we share all our publications and public research. All material is open source (CC-BY-SA).

These articles contain excursions into new ways of thinking about a sustainable society, as well as tools and guides.


Articles archive


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…

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…


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…


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…


...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…


A holistic and powerful categorization system

Dec 2019

Symbiosis in Development: ELSI

ELSI is a systems categorization tool that helps users get the deep insight needed for integrated analysis, solution finding, and genuinely…