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.



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…


The COP26 Outcome: What it Means for Orchid City

Nov 2021

The COP26 Outcome: What it Means for Orchid City

On the evening of the 13th of November 2021, Alok Sharma, the acting president for COP26, the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference, proudly de…

Crona Virus

Why preparing for uncertainty and adaptation is critical

Apr 2020

Corona’s lesson to the world: the need for resilience

The climate crisis, resource shortages, social fracturing, economic disparities, natural disasters, and other events have given us plenty o…

2020 May Bananas Resilience

Lessons about resilience from nature

Jan 2020

Lacking Resilience is bananas

While society is struggling with the Corona pandemic, bananas are facing their own, a fungus called Foc-TR4. It is not the first time t…


Categorisatie systeem

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…

SiD Book

Duurzaamheids innovatie framework

Nov 2019

Symbiosis in Development (SiD)

Symbiosis in Development (SiD) is Except's unique and internally-developed sustainability framework. It's a powerful, agile, and proven too…