Since its founding in 1990, the Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) has promoted the use of science and actionable knowledge to inform decision-making about complex environmental and sustainability challenges. Formerly the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), GCSE works collectively and engages scientists, educators, policymakers, business leaders, and officials at all levels of government.

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Recent Events:

Sustainability Education Community of Practice Spring Roundtable

Held virtually March 21 and 22, 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.

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.