Build Scientist Capacity

GCSE facilitates the access of scientists from the GCSE community to environmental decision-making processes through initiatives that support scientists to communicate effectively and connect their science to decision-making at the right place and right time.


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. Learn more.


GCSE Drawdown USA Research Association

GCSE Drawdown USA Research Association

The GCSE Drawdown USA Research Association works to catalyze the development of robust regional models for the implementation of the Drawdown solutions in the United States and to further use of science and research to support implementation of the solutions set forth by Project Drawdown. Learn more.


International Research

Together with the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the GDR (Groupement de Recherche) Polymers and Oceans of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), GCSE is working to launch a French-American Research Cohort on Plastic Pollution to respond to the negative environmental and health impacts of micro- and nanoplastics. Learn more


GCSE Resilience Collaborative

The GCSE Resilience Collaborative initiative provides an opportunity for GCSE Member institutions to engage in several new programs that will leverage the untapped potential of universities as partners in community resilience. These include:

  • Resilience Conservation Service Corps
  • National Research Agenda on Resilience
  • Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge Networks
  • Landscape Analysis of Resilience Education
  • University-Industry Partnerships for Environmental Risk Resilience. 

Learn more.