After 30 years as a leader in advancing the use of science in environmental decision-making, the Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) has made a pivotal shift. The collective wisdom and experience of our members and Board of Directors has pointed us toward a new imperative – working across boundaries to co-produce knowledge in partnership with users of information and people most affected by environmental problems. Explore the GCSE mission and vision here.


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Recent Events:

Workshop: Science as Actionable Knowledge

Held virtually September 27, 2023 

Roundtable: Student and Recent Graduate Perspectives on Sustainability Education

Held virtually September 21, 2023

EnvironMentors National Science Fair and Award Ceremony

Held virtually June 5, 2023

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Party 27 

The GCSE Delegation attended COP27 held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from November 6 to 18, 2022

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Science as Actionable Knowledge Video Series 

In this video series, esteemed researchers with rich experience in actionable knowledge production discuss real-world examples on how to create actionable knowledge, the skills and attitudes needed for actionable knowledge, and tips for how to make research more diverse, inclusive, and culturally relevant. To watch the full GCSE Science as Actionable Knowledge series, please click here.

GCSE Science Dialogues Video Series

This 10-part series covers a range of complex issues in biodiversity, conservation science, and climate change. Each short video was conducted in interview format and established a bilateral discussion between the interviewer and a scientist or leading expert. To watch the full GCSE Science Dialogues series, please click here


Become a GCSE Member

GCSE Member Institutions are part of an international community of influential leaders across scientific and academic societies, government at all levels, and the private sector.

Learn about GCSE Programs

Engage with our growing global community through a variety of GCSE programs. Individuals and institutions can get involved in our programs that range from field-specific GCSE Communities of Practice, the NASA/GCSE Science as Actionable Knowledge pilot program, and more.

Participate in a Public Input Process on a GCSE Sustainability Education Proposal Statement

Read and Respond to the GCSE Proposal Statement on Key Competencies in Sustainability.