The Sustainable Development Institute was founded in 2000 and is organized exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Those purposes include to perform research; to create, collect and disseminate knowledge on sustainable development; to train and educate individuals, groups, and corporations; and to consult with governments, public institutions, and corporations on the policies, behaviors, and personal, group, community or organizational actions necessary or beneficial for sustainable development. 

Institute Founder

Dr. Harrison is our Executive Director. He has an earned doctorate in International Studies from the Josef Korbel Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver in Colorado.

He has published 6 books and many articles on sustainable development, climate change, technological innovation, and the application of complexity science to studies of social systems. Dr. Harrison also has taught graduate and undergraduate students at four universities and a government training center on three continents.

Partners and Supporters

  • United Nations Economic and Social Council (consultative status)
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (admitted observer)
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • Institutional Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change.
  • GAIA Publishers.
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