Sustainability and Cooperation Research: Futurism


The co-creation of a sustainable future approach empowers cultures in a way that enables them to live in accordance with what they have reason to value and is a sustainability strategy that simultaneously works to establish the foundations of peaceful cooperation. Enhanced cooperation and peace-building result from creating channels of open communication in which stakeholders freely participate. Establishing strategic partnerships and cooperative networks are essential aspects of the co-creation of value process because it creates a means for integrating all the natural, social, and economic resources in a way that benefits multi-level stakeholders.

This means that establishing strategic partnerships and cooperative networks – when applied as a strategy for peaceful coexistence – works to integrate the interests of the multi-level stakeholders to create outcomes beneficial to individual social agents, while, at the same time, improves the conditions in the global arena.

Thus, an infrastructure for peace may be modeled by using advances in communication media to create multi-level social value.

In biological systems, for example, the cooperation between agents at a given level exists as a dynamic if the not tenuous balance between the preservation of individual autonomy and the benefits that coordination brings. Thus, for example, each cell within a human is capable of cooperating with neighboring cells, such that all cells, and the body, benefit.

So, we find that co-creating a sustainable global future becomes a strategy for realizing the future hoped for by the global community, is something rooted in cultural values and heritage, a future based on state-of-the-art sustainability planning, a future that satisfies both material and higher-order values and one that draws from the inherent human desire to work together toward achieving a sustainable peaceful future.

Science has only recently matured to the point where societal self-organization can fall under its purview. As yet, there are no societal systems that are designed in a modern, science-driven process to be fit for purpose. Humanity has a window of opportunity now to conduct this work. Fortunately, the prospect is attractive. Humans are naturally curious and compelled to learn and explore. In this case, the benefits of doing so are potentially massive, giving ample reason to act.

Moreover, humans are compelled to reduce uncertainty. Given that uncertainty and associated anxiety are on track to greatly increase in coming decades, due to climate change, biodiversity loss, and other unsolved problems, humans may feel driven to explore new ways of organizing their societies in order to ease uncertainty, fear, and strain. 

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See also: Learning Systemic Holism, Deep Ecology, And Cosmocentrism – New Studies


One response to “Sustainability and Cooperation Research: Futurism”

  1. I have come to understand the meaning and the importance of togetherness. Everybody is worried about the feature due to environmental challenges and to achieve this, we have to start protecting and conserving our surrounding environment.

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