Research Reports

Building a Research Agenda

For many years, GCSE produced a series of reports charting the development of interdisciplinary environment, sustainability, and energy-related programming across the higher education landscape. The next phase of GCSE research allows for a critical and strategic look at the environmental field that can inform continuing efforts to invest in educational programming that meets society’s changing needs. GCSE is currently preparing a report and interactive web tool mapping resilience-oriented education across the US. 


Research Reports

Climate Science Research

Released in November 2019, "Climate Science Research in the United States and U.S. Territories: Survey of Scientific Publications From Selected Public Universities (2014–2018)" provides a snapshot of the scope and focus of climate science-related research in selected public research institutions over the last five years across all 50 states and U.S. territories. GCSE analyzed the research of 80 public institutions from all 50 states and found that they had produced 10,004 studies on the impacts of climate change on their regions between 2014 and 2018. 

Education Research Reports

Education research reports provide analysis on national trends in environmental and sustainability education and research. These groundbreaking reports are highly valued by higher education administrators, federal government agencies, educators, researchers, policymakers, students, and others interested in interdisciplinary environmental and sustainability education (IESE) education and research.

Energy Education

Reports and resources by GCSE leaders in energy education (formerly the Council of Energy Research and Education Leaders):