Become a GCSE Member

About GCSE Membership

GCSE Members are part of an international community of influential leaders across scientific and academic societies, government at all levels, and the private sector. GCSE works with a core community of universities to provide concrete opportunities to engage with decision-makers and learn about science policy through immersive experiences. The GCSE community collaborates on scholarship and synthesis and works to prepare the next generation of environmental leaders for the workforce of the future. 

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Membership Benefits

GCSE membership benefits are available to all individuals at a GCSE Member organization.

Participate in the GCSE Alliance of Sustainability and Environmental Academic Leaders

Members may select up to two representatives to join the GCSE Alliance of Sustainability and Environmental Academic Leaders (GCSE Leaders’ Alliance). The GCSE Leaders' Alliance brings together over 100 deans, directors, and academic leaders of environmental and sustainability departments, programs, and schools from all GCSE Members to provides a valuable peer network for academic leaders to improve the quality and effectiveness of environmental and sustainability higher education programs, research, curricula, and workforce development. Learn more.

Attend the GCSE Annual Conference

The GCSE Annual Conference convenes national leaders in science, policy, and the environment and facilitates productive conversations. Each year, the conference focuses on a different theme and brings together a diverse community of experts from a variety of disciplines and provides an enriching opportunity for all attendees to learn from each other, collaborate on exciting projects, and build productive professional relationships. GCSE Members receive select complimentary and unlimited discounted registrations to the GCSE Annual Conference. Learn more.

Lead and Participate in Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice (CoPs) are technical working groups that support and amplify education, research, and analysis from higher education institutions to advance the use of science in environmental decision-making across all levels of government. GCSE Members are invited to join these groups to advance capacity building and increase deeper engagement between Members and improve the focus, scale, and impact of GCSE initiatives. Learn more.

Access GCSE Higher Education Research Reports

GCSE Higher Education Research Reports provide analysis of national trends in environmental and sustainability education and research to help institutions innovate. Look for a new report focused on the emerging field of resilience education in 2021. Learn more. 

Receive Exclusive Communications

GCSE Pathways is an electronic publication that shares tangible tools for science to engage in environmental decision-making, reflects on current trends in the science-policy interface, and includes events and opportunities of specific relevance to GCSE Members. The Members-only email list allows the GCSE member community to engage in discussions, share information, and exchange resources.

Special Event Opportunities

Attend in-person and virtual events and webinars that convene scientists, thought leaders, and decision-makers. Learn more about upcoming and past member events.


Membership Dues

Higher Education

Student Enrollment: ≥7,500 full-time students Annual Membership Dues (USD)
High Income Countries $5,500
Middle Income Countries $3,300
Low Income Countries $2,200
Student Enrollment: <7,500 full-time students  
High Income Countries $2,500
Middle Income Countries $1,500
Low Income Countries $1,000

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Annual Membership Dues (USD)


Government, NGOs, and Other Organization Types

  Annual Membership Dues (USD)
High Income Countries $2,500
Middle Income Countries $1,500
Low Income Countries $1,000

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