The Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) is a nongovernmental organization established in 1990 that advances the use of science to inform environmental decision-making. The work of GCSE spans boundaries between science and decision-making to strengthen the impact of durable solutions to environmental challenges. GCSE engages scientists, educators, policymakers, business leaders, and officials at all levels of government. GCSE was formerly the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE). Learn about our mission and approach.

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The Latest From GCSE


Upcoming Events: 

Virtual Roundtable: Workforce Perspectives on Accreditation for Sustainability Programs in Higher Education

March 21 and 22, 2023

GCSE is hosting our second public-facing roundtable exploring accreditation for sustainability degree programs to explore the question, what sustainability skills and mindsets do students need to have in order to work and live in a climate-impacted present and future? 

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

The GCSE Delegation is attending COP27 held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from November 06 to 18.

Sustainability Education Community of Practice Fall Roundtable

Held virtually October 18 and 19, 2022

GCSE 2022 Annual Conference

Held virtually June 21 - 24, 2022


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GCSE Science Dialogues No. 10

Amy Zimmer-Faust, GCSE Science Dialogues and research scientist at the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP)


GCSE Science Dialogues No. 9

Dr. Anna Stewart Ibarra, Scientific Director of the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research


GCSE Science Dialogues No. 8

Mario Montes-Helu, Dean of Tohono O'odham Community College


GCSE Science Dialogues No. 7

Dr. Rita Colwell, noted microbiologist, Distinguished Professor, and Current Board Member for GCSE


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.