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The list  below should help to avoid repetition. (It is  far from comprehensive, please help by adding references) and relevant categories.)
 
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The list below should help to avoid repetition. (It is far from comprehensive, please help by adding references) and relevant categories.)

Organizations or published work with a similar perspective attempting to define the requirements for civilizations or species existing for a very long time

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Organizations working to or published work attempting to explain sustainability

Wikipedia entry Sustainability

Organizations or published work promoting sustainability

Michael Braungart and William McDonough: Cradle to Cradle Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things (2002). In this book the authors explain that doing more with less may be less bad but is still no good, because only really fully wasteless (waste is food) ways are sustainable.

The Alliance of Civilization (AoC) was established in 2005, at the initiative of the Governments of Spain and Turkey, under the auspices of the United Nations to explore the roots of polarization between societies and cultures today, and to recommend a practical programme of action to address this issue. The Alliance of Civilizations (AoC) aims to improve understanding and cooperative relations among nations and peoples across cultures and religions and, in the process, to help counter the forces that fuel polarization and extremism.

The Earth Policy Institute is dedicated to building a sustainable future as well as providing a plan of how to get from here to there.

De Kleine Aarde is a Dutch organization providing inspiration for sustainable living.

ZeroGrowth answers the question "why zero growth?" with another question: "why not?" Can someone explain this more clearly?

The Sustainable Development Network is a coalition of individuals and non-governmental organizations who believe that sustainable development is about empowering people, promoting progress, eliminating poverty and achieving environmental protection through the institutions of the free society.

Henry George believed that that the public collection of the rent of land leads to vigorous, sustainable prosperity.

Freedom from Hunger attempts to bring sustainable answers to the global hunger crisis.

Yahoo! collected sites related to Sustainable_Development .


Organizations promoting long term thinking

The Long Now Foundation was established in 01996* to creatively foster long-term thinking and responsibility in the framework of the next 10,000 years. Milliongenerations.org would like to encourage long term thinking and was started in the hope that thinking about a steady state is in many respects easier than thinking about developments in tens, hundreds or thousands of years.


Organizations or published work concerning the future

Wikipedia entries on Futurology and Foresight and future studies

The Open Directory Project's list of societies concerned with sustainable development

World Future Society

Technology Foresight


Worldchanging magazine

Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

The Institute for the Future (IFTF) is an independent, nonprofit research group with nearly 40 years of forecasting experience. The core of its work is identifying emerging trends and discontinuities that will transform global society and the global marketplace.

The Natural Capital Institute serves the people who are transforming the world. It describes itself as a team of researchers, teachers, students, activists, scholars, writers, social entrepreneurs, artists, and volunteers committed to the restoration of the earth and the healing of human culture.

The Millennium Project of The World Federation of UN Associations is a global participatory futures research think tank of futurists, scholars, business planners, and policy makers who work for international organizations, governments, corporations, NGOs, and universities.

The European Commission's FOR-LEARN Online Foresight Guide

Jamais Cascio's Open the Future

Wikipedia Article on Millennium Ecosystem Assessment


Organizations or published work concerning threats to survival of civilization

Wikipedia entries on Risks to civilization humans and planet Earth and Societal Collapse summarize and reference a lot of work

Jared Diamond: Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (2005). New York: Viking Books. ISBN 0-14-303655-6. Video of a talk of J. Diamond at the Long Now Foundation

The ABC TV program Earth 2100

ABC TV documentary Last Days On Earth on 7 real end-of-the-world scenarios (Wed. Aug 30 2006)

"What a way to go" Scientists name the greatest danger to civilization. The Guardian April 14, 2005.

Frank Furedi "Confronting the New Misanthropy" in Spiked, April 18 2006

Stephen Petranek: 10 ways the world could end Video at the 2002 TED conference

James Howard Kunstler's The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century,

Eugene Linden's The Winds of Change: Weather and the Destruction of Civilisations.

Armageddon Online collects stories about disasters.

Exit Mundi, a collection of end-world scenarios


Organizations or public work about surviving threats

Wikipedia entry on Survivalism contains a many references, mostly about surviving on a personal level rather than as a civilization.

Google.org's Predict and Prevent initiative will use information and technology to empower communities to predict and prevent emerging threats before they become local, regional, or global crises.