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ABOUT US

Gaia Morgan Group is a boutique not-for-profit strategic environmental intelligence consultancy providing tailored support to governments and multilateral entities.

We believe nation-states can and must

shift in the 21st century to thinking in terms of environmental realism and greater biocentrism in their understanding of which decisions and courses of action realistically remain open to them, across all policy domains.

As many island nations, as well as states in the Sahel and the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf, are already experiencing,

there can be no prospect of continued internal or external security or stability in a declining and degrading environment.

 

Gaia Morgan Group combines adapted intelligence approaches, pragmatic sensitivity to realities on the ground in our clients' states and among their various constituencies, and direct all-source assessments of environmental conditions on the ground and in the air and waterways, to craft a biocentric environmental realist security perspective for leaders.

 

We craft short, easily digestible in-person daily or weekly briefings for the senior levels of government. Our briefings are written in language leaders can readily mesh with their existing concerns with ensuring the basic power and security minimums are met for their people, both now and into the indefinite future.

 

We can also design short-term or specialized consultancies and work with you to tailor our products in other ways according to your most urgent issue priorities.

 

What constitutes security & power on an Earth whose finite-ness and limits we take seriously, and understand well, is different from what we think constitutes maximizing power and security in traditional, status quo realist politics & policymaking. 

 

States who shift to environmental realism in their policy-making first will be the "winners" in the new power contests, and those who do not will inevitably lose their security and even their ability to survive as a state at all.

Policy remains the purview of the state's leadership. Our service provides only reporting & analysis regarding biophysical facts on the ground, their causes, and the real costs they represent in power & security terms. Yet our hope is that biocentrism and environmental realism will then slowly begin to gain traction among the governing elite and positively influence the types of policy decisions they make. And if states wish to also set up a policy advisory function, GMG can work with them to facilitate appropriate advisory functions as well.

 

GMG aims to be a partner in thinking through the paradoxes and difficulties unflinching biocentrism and environmental realism can present for the state. Every state will have to work through these puzzles in order to get to a more livable and secure future; there is no state which will get a free pass from nature.

 

We understand the way governments work, and the chaotic flow of issues, problems, and opportunities they face on a daily basis.

 

We work to offer realistic perspectives on the natural world that appreciates both this chaotic flow of events in government and the undeniable force and impact which continued environmental degradation is having and will continue to have on the state's security and survival.

 

We remain objective and independent; our only interest is in repurposing a tool which is already familiar to policymakers -- intelligence -- to the novel requirements of the global environmental crisis with all its unique, unprecedented threat pathways.

 

Our founder, her team, and her board of advisors have field and executive-level experience in intelligence and national security, as well as academic experience in a range of disciplines from environmental ethics to human decision-making.

 

We contract with governments to stay for one year, and can also offer training for local permanent replacements for ourselves toward the end of the contract if the state has deemed our products something they would like to see permanently instated and integrated into their information flows.

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