As in: “The prize is not civic debate for its own sake but the formulation of policies to confront ontological insecurity by introducing democratically acceptable measures to mitigate the sustainability crisis.”
Friedrichs, J. (2013). The future is not what it used to be: Climate change and energy scarcity. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, p.176.
For definitions of ontological, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.
To learn more about ontological insecurity, consult the Credo Reference Collection.