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The International Geodesign Collaborative (IGC), together with LISD GmbH and Geodesignhub Pvt. Ltd. in partnership and sponsored by Esri Inc has launched the Global Climate Geodesign Challenge (GC2).

The GC2 aims to help global and local decision-makers make strategic climate-based decisions which create enormous long-term benefits for local communities and the world at large. The challenge will undertake climate-responsive spatial designs accommodating many participants, using negotiated collaborations for improved planning and decision-making.

The IGC https://www-igcollab.hub.arcgis.com/ is inviting local teams – university educators and students, professionals, and non-governmental organisations – to submit their proposals.

For more info: https://www-igcollab.hub.arcgis.com/pages/global_challenge.


An initiative led by the Liechtenstein Institute for Strategic Development GmbH for the Society of Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Studies (SAMDeS), with Sai University and global ALLIES, Tufts University.

The Global Maritime Accord (GMA) is the first integrated and coordinated approach towards the harmonized administration and governance of the oceans, especially the Areas Beyond National Boundaries, or High Seas. It aims to organize, systematize, and enforce the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a public good for the sustainable future of all, focused on the oceans in a shared civic and naval effort.

GMA and its Academy (GMAA) are focused on the health of oceans in a globally shared effort. They aim to strengthen and support the implementation of the Intergovernmental Conference on legally binding instruments under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the safeguarding of marine biological diversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction.

Members of the Accord development effort include oceanographers, lawyers, environmentalists, diplomats and naval security experts, from Australia, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Germany, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Kenya, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom and the United States. The GMA's Academy is its learning, teaching, research and exchange platform for the GMA.

The GMAA is an initiative led by the Liechtenstein Institute for Strategic Development with the Society of Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Studies (SAMDeS). Sai University, global ALLIES, The Trebuchet - Breaking Down Barriers - Building Bridges, and the International Military Council on Climate and Security are among its supporters.


The Liechtenstein Institute for Strategic Development GmbH is a professional and scientific organisation specialising in the design, development and regeneration of cities and urban areas: industrial, commercial, industrial. We base our work on serving people, communities, cities and companies by delivering renewable energy based, water sensitive and carbon negative solutions. We research, we advise, we train and we facilitate change through assisting with securing sustainable finance. Locally and globally. We believe in the regenerative stewardship of our forests, grasslands, wetlands, water systems and agriculture to not only be sustainably productive for human use but also absorb and manage excess atmospheric greenhouse gases and secure all flora, fauna and microbial biodiversity. Learn more.

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Local and international experts form our core, provide guidance and leadership. They work together in sourcing and managing projects, based on tailored agreements. Our experts have worked with regions, cities and towns, local, state and national governments, the IEA, IPCC, UNDP, UNECE, UN Habitat and a number of other international organisations.


Our projects squarely engage the strategic future of cities, regions and communities. We develop and carry out:

  • regenerative urban designs,
  • sustainable land use and development plans,
  • energy autonomous and water sensitive urban design strategies,
  • sustainable urban governance and policy studies,
  • community involvement and participation processes, and
  • communication and publication projects.

We also manage complex research, development and design projects involving large and small groups of diverse participants.

Please request our complete capability and project list.

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