Global Strategies & Solutions

Over the ages humans have recognised problems they face, and have devised and implemented solutions and strategies to overcome them. But what was the problem and logic behind these strategies, how were they implemented, and what were their outcomes - positive or negative, deliberate or unintended? The Global Strategies and Solutions section of the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is an ongoing attempt to record and map the relationships between any strategies and solutions that humanity actually or potentially uses, in the hopes that a better overall understanding of which would greatly enhance our ability to formulate effective strategies to global problems.

The Global Strategies and Solutions section details this problem and over 32,000 others and the 280,000 relationships between them - from Awarding prizes, Breaking down cultural isolation and Campaigning, to Wishing and Using witchcraft. The strategies presented are those recognized by over 69,000 international organizations including IGOs, NGOs and other bodies (profiled in the Yearbook of International Organizations). Some strategies may be recognized by many organizations, others may only be recognized by loose networks, movements or isolated groups of experts.

Strategy Strategy Type
Abstaining from political structure F: Exceptional strategies
Distributing human settlements E: Emanations of other strategies
Restricting A: Abstract fundamental strategies
Restricting exchange of ideas D: Detailed strategies
Developing biodiversity indicators D: Detailed strategies
Developing international sustainable energy policy E: Emanations of other strategies
Ensuring a healthy environment C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Adapting traditional practices for biodiversity conservation D: Detailed strategies
Articulating future vision F: Exceptional strategies
Remote sensing by satellite D: Detailed strategies
Immunization against disease D: Detailed strategies
Sponsoring commercial research and development E: Emanations of other strategies
Campaigning against childhood genital mutilation G: Very Specific strategies
Controlling antibiotic resistance E: Emanations of other strategies
Transferring technology C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Strengthening local governments D: Detailed strategies
Adapting to climate change C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Promoting sustainable livelihoods D: Detailed strategies
Advancing conflict resolution C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Reorienting education towards sustainable development E: Emanations of other strategies
Measuring sustainability F: Exceptional strategies
Planting forests for carbon sequestration D: Detailed strategies
Sharing information technology for sustainable development E: Emanations of other strategies
Strengthening international cooperation on enclosed and semi-enclosed seas G: Very Specific strategies
Constructing low energy buildings C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Promoting open trade for sustainable development E: Emanations of other strategies
Planning development of natural resources C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Dramatizing mysteries D: Detailed strategies
Cultivating home gardens D: Detailed strategies
Reforming the calendar D: Detailed strategies
Building sustainable communities C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Fostering small business D: Detailed strategies
Building culture of peace F: Exceptional strategies
Negotiating convention for the elimination of nuclear weapons D: Detailed strategies
Tackling poverty through environmental health measures E: Emanations of other strategies
Peace-keeping C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Developing management strategies for invasive species E: Emanations of other strategies
Improving capacity for environmentally sound technology needs assessment E: Emanations of other strategies
Using homeopathic medicine E: Emanations of other strategies
Prosecuting racially motivated crime E: Emanations of other strategies
Classifying species D: Detailed strategies
Using economic instruments to manage environmental health costs E: Emanations of other strategies
Studying biodiversity E: Emanations of other strategies
Instigating community resources management E: Emanations of other strategies
Developing agricultural biotechnology D: Detailed strategies
Enabling consumers' cooperatives E: Emanations of other strategies
Certifying wood E: Emanations of other strategies
Preserving historical and cultural treasures E: Emanations of other strategies
Safeguarding telecommunications security E: Emanations of other strategies
Developing internet democracy E: Emanations of other strategies

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