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GCSE invites you to get involved and help span the boundaries between science and decision-making.

Consider joining our engaged and growing global member community to benefit from the full range of GCSE programs. Membership allows you to connect 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.

A compass, a map, and the text- GCSE Communities of PracticeGCSE members can lead and participate in field-specific GCSE Communities of Practice (CoPs) to support and amplify education, research, solutions, and analysis from higher education institutions. CoPs include:

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

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.


GCSE applied solutions logo over an earth overlaid with a networkGCSE 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 globe with lines that look like rings around it with the text UNEP GCSE Science Diplomacy for the Environment ProgramThe UNEP GCSE Science Diplomacy for the Environment Program, 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.

Blue square with a white border and the text Environmentors and a microscope image.EnvironMentors is a science education and national college access program with a mission to mentor and motivate high school students from communities underrepresented in the sciences as they plan and conduct environmental research and acquire skills that will allow them to build careers and become more active stewards of their communities and the environment.

Colorful plastic bottles in the background with the text "French-American Research Cohort on Plastic Pollution"The Research Cohort aims to identify and fill remaining knowledge gaps, and to produce actionable scientific knowledge to provide decision-makers with information that can inform, and potentially mitigate, the challenges of plastic pollution.

A picture of space and a satellite with the text GCSE NASA Science as Actionable KnowledgeIn partnership with NASA, GCSE is leading the Science as Actionable Knowledge pilot program, which supports a cohort of researchers as they pursue applications-oriented scientific research, to enhance user uptake and use in decision-making.