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Climate & Planet Stewardship

GSN Network of Networks

A resource for sharing, scaling, and connecting to global solution networks addressing climate change and stewardship of our planet for future generations.

Climate & Planet Stewardship Research on the Impact of GSNs

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10 GSN Network Types

GSNs contribute to global problem solving in ten very different ways. Knowing the type of work your network is doing can increase your impact.

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Advocacy Networks seek to change the agenda or policies of governments, corporations or other institutions.Building awareness to change the agenda. Click for examples. Platforms create the capability for other networks to organize.Enabling action and interaction by multiple players. Click for examples. Operational and Delivery Networks actually deliver the change they seek, supplementing or even bypassing the efforts of traditional institutions.Delivering the change they seek. Click for examples. Watchdog Networks scrutinize institutions to ensure they behave appropriately.Bringing issues to light. Click for examples. Policy Networks create government policy, even though they may consist of non-governmental players.Influencing and creating social policy. Click for examples.
Governance Networks have achieved or been granted the right and responsibility of non-institutional global governance.Governance without government. Click for examples. Diasporas are global communities formed by people dispersed from their ancestral lands, but who share a common culture and strong identity with their homeland.Global actors connected by birthplace. Click for examples. Networked Institutions provide a wide range of capabilities even similar to state-based institutions but with a very different modus-operandi.Legitimacy, broad reach and resources. Click for examples. Knowledge Networks develop new thinking, research, ideas and policies that can be helpful in solving global problems. Their emphasis is on the creation of new ideas, not their advocacy.Gathering and sharing data and ideas. Click for examples. Global Standards Networks are non-state based organizations that develop technical specifications and standards for virtually anything, including standards for the Internet itself.Creating common metrics for global efforts. Click for examples.

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Upcoming Climate & Planet Stewardship Network Events

Climate Summit of the Americas


July 7-9, 2015

SIWI—World Water Week 2015

Stockholm, Sweden

August 23-18, 2015

Climate Week NYC

New York City

September 21-27 2015

Global Citizen Festival

Central Park, New York

September 26, 2015

Live Earth Climate Concerts

Paris and around the globe

September 26, 2015

Neustro Oceáno (Our Ocean) 2015

Valparaíso, Chile

October 5-6, 2015

The Future of Energy Summit 2015-EMEA

London, UK

October 12-13, 2015

The Future of Energy Summit—APAC

Shanghai, China

November 3-4, 2015

Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

Washington, DC

November 18-19, 2015

One Young World Summit 2015

Bangkok, Thailand

November 18-21, 2015

COY11—11th Conference of Youth

Paris, France

November 26-28, 2015

People's Climate March

GLOBAL (Paris march cancelled for security reasons)

November 29, 2015

Paris People's Climate March—VIRTUAL

Paris march cancelled for security reasons. Join the VIRTUAL march!

November 29, 2015

UN Climate Change Conference COP21 CMP11

Paris, France

November 30-December 11, 2015


Paris, France

November 29-December 11, 2015 Click through for complete COP21 Side Event schedule.

Climate Summit for Local Leaders

Paris, France

December 4, 2015

Global Landscapes Forum/Paris

Paris, France

December 5-6, 2015

Sustainia Award Ceremony

Paris, France

December 6, 2015

Sustainable Innovation Forum 2015 (SIF15)

Paris, France

December 7-8, 2015

Adaptation Canada 2016

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

April 12-15, 2016

Global Citizen Earth Day Concert

Washington, DC National Mall

April 18, 2016

OECD Integrity Forum

Paris, France

April 19-20, 2016

Future of Fuels Spring Summit at ACT Expo 2016

Long Beach, CA, US

May 5, 2016, 2PM PDT

United Nations Environment Assembly

Nairobi, Kenya

May 23-27, 2016

4th International Conference on Environmental Sciences

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

August 10-11, 2016

Climate Knowledge Brokers Workshop 2016

Golden, CO, US

September 21-22, 2016

Global Resilience Summit

London, UK

October 19, 2016

2016 Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change Conference

Baltimore, MD, US

October 20-22, 2016

Sustainable Innovation Forum 2016

Marrakech, Morocco

November 15-15, 2016

C40 Mayors Summit 2016

Mexico City, Mexico

November 30-December 2, 2016

World Ocean Summit 2017

Bali, Indonesia

February 22-24, 2017

Climate Leadership Conference 2017

Chicago, IL, US

March 1-3, 2017

Earth Optimism Summit

Washington, DC, US

April 21-23, 2017

People's Climate March

Washington, DC and Global

April 29, 2017

Blue Vision Summit 6

Washington, DC, US

May 9-11, 2017

Innovate4Climate Summit

Barcelona, Spain

May 24-15, 2017

3rd Blue Planet Symposium

College Park, MD, US

May 31-June 2, 2017

World Oceans Day


June 8, 2017

Capitol Hill Ocean Week 2017

Washington, DC, US

June 13-15, 2017

Earth Observation Summit 2017

Montréal, Québec, Canada

June 20-22, 2017

4th World Conference on Climate Change

MIlan, Italy

October 23-15, 2017

COP 23

Bonn, Germany

November 6-17, 2017

American Geophysical Union 2017 Fall Meeting

New Orleans, LA, USA

December 11-15, 2017

Meet the GSN Climate & Planet Stewardship Platform Curators

Tom Baumann

Co-Founder, GHG Management Institute

Brendan Guy

Global Fellow, Natural Resources Defense Council

Yasser Ansari

Yasser Ansari

Chief Leaf, Project Noah

Jill Rundle

Jill Rundle

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