The cindynic methodology is particularly suited to the operational efficiency of sustainable development: on the one hand, Cindynics allow to address the issues related to the risks-conflict-development complex, and on the other hand, Sustainable Development Goals are in particular based on four areas: Planet, People, Prosperity and Peace.
The first two areas, which lead to environment and people protection, fall within the domain of risk prevention. A first key concept is the concept of vulnerability: the cindynic methodology aims to reduce the vulnerabilities of situations, in other words, to build resilience.
However, in practice, reducing vulnerabilities and building resilience can run into operational difficulties, which goes against environment and people protection. A second key concept is thus the concept of friction, i.e. the difference between the operations planned 'on the paper' and what is achieved in practice.
Second order Cindynics allow to identify divergences and perception disparities among actors as sources of conflictualities causing these friction phenomena. By identifying and reducing these disparities and divergences, the cindynic methodology reduces the friction phenomena, and allows a better operational efficiency of any action aiming at the protection of the environment or at the protection of people.
In addition, the reduction of conflictualities also makes it possible to reduce the friction phenomena affecting development operations: the cindynic methodology also benefits the Prosperity area of the Sustainable Development Goals by allowing operational efficiency gains.
The concept of conflictuality covers both weak or 'everyday' conflictualities and strong conflictualities, leading to conflicts in the traditional sense: the cindynic methodology allows the reduction of conflictualities, i.e. the reduction of the situations' propensities to degenerate into open conflicts. Conflicts threaten both the human, his health, his environment, and economic development. Thus, in June 2018, a UN report notes that conflicts hamper the sustainable development goals.Ultimately, by allowing to reduce conflictualities, cindynics benefit the four basic areas of the Sustainable Development Goals: Planet, People, Prosperity, and Peace.
One of the advantages of the cindynic methodology is its ability to simultaneously manage inseparable issues in the areas of risk, conflict, and development, without dividing problems, thus without masking solutions and without creating problems in related areas. In a way, the cindynic methodology allows for a simultaneous operational approach to the four basic areas of Sustainable Development Goals, which must be understood as inseparable.