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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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Held virtually March 21 and 22, 2023.
The GCSE Delegation attended COP27 held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from November 6 to 18, 2022.
Held virtually October 18 and 19, 2022
Held virtually June 21 - 24, 2022
Amy Zimmer-Faust, GCSE Science Dialogues and research scientist at the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP)
Dr. Anna Stewart Ibarra, Scientific Director of the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research
Mario Montes-Helu, Dean of Tohono O'odham Community College
Dr. Rita Colwell, noted microbiologist, Distinguished Professor, and Current Board Member for GCSE
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.
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.
Read and Respond to the GCSE Proposal Statement on Key Competencies in Sustainability.