Connect With GCSE at COP26

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About GCSE

The Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) is a nonpartisan nongovernmental organization established in 1990, with the mission to improve the scientific basis for environmental decision-making. GCSE serves its mission by bringing together diverse institutional members from around the world to advance collaborative research and engagement on critical environmental challenges, while growing representation, equity, and access. We work with scientists, educators, decision-makers, business leaders, and officials at all levels of government, to mobilize knowledge for transformational change for people and planet. Learn about our mission and approach.

Get Involved

GCSE invites you to get involved and join our engaged and growing global community. Stay connected with us on WhatsApp, social media, and email for daily updates from COP26, and consider becoming a GCSE Member. Membership allows you to connect and collaborate with fellow leaders in the field, cultivate research collaborations and funding opportunities, and engage across science and decision-making at all levels of governments and multilateral institutions. Learn more.




    GCSE Programs and Conference

    Global Youth science partnership logo in gold on a blue background, it has two head sillouettesThe Global Youth Science Partnership will connect youth and scientists around the world to strengthen activism and communication based on evidence, data, and analysis on issues ranging from climate change and biodiversity loss.


    4 people working together at a table with the text GCSE collaborativesGCSE Collaboratives offer opportunities to engage in multi-disciplinary teams around cross-cutting topics, such as:

    A globe with lines that look like rings around it with the text Global Science Diplomacy ProgramThe GCSE Global Science Diplomacy Program (GSDS), with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), will focus on the Global Environmental Outlook as a key tool that to advance knowledge-informed decision making.

    GCSE Virtal Conference The Road to 2030: Tipping Points for a Climate Positive FutureThe GCSE 2022 Annual Conference, The Road to 2030: Tipping Points for a Climate Positive Future, will be held virtually March 8–10, 2022. GCSE Members benefit from, a complimentary exhibit booth, discounted registrations, and free registration for students.

    GCSE applied solutions logo over an earth overlaid with a network

    GCSE Applied Solutions is working to grow systemic capacity that links scientists and decision-makers. These connections will provide capacity to local governments and help transform the institutional relationships between universities and local communities to benefit sustained climate resilience.

    A compass, a map, and the text- GCSE Communities of PracticeGCSE members can lead and participate in field-specific Communities of Practice (CoPs), such as Sustainability Education and Educators for Energy Transformation, to support and amplify education, research, solutions, and analysis from higher education institutions.