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On our website, you can explore problem solving networks, identify those of particular interest to you, and connect with network leaders.

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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

Graphic digests highlighting key results and implications from select original research.

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CONNECT to Climate & Planet Stewardship networks, and reach the people working to solve these global problems.

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.

Click on the circles below to connect to networks in any of the various network groups.

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.

An Expanding Network of Problem-Solver Activists

Explore our expanding network of Climate & Planet Stewardship global problem solvers. Scan, sort, track and connect to the networks doing the kind of work you would like to contribute to.

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Latest Blog Posts

Will Brexit Change Climate Policy?

We may not always have Paris, as the surprising British “Brexit” vote to leave the European Union may have profound implications for climate policy. Several GSNs have expressed concern that the Vote Leave movement leaves many issues open on the UK role in the climate agreement reached in Paris last year.

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When Fighting Climate Change is Good Business

Young entrepreneurs are developing good business strategies to solve climate change. Solutions that are both effective in reducing green house gas emissions and also profitable for their developers. Following the devastation of Super Storm Sandy in 2012 New York was particularly motivated to pursue climate-friendly technology.

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Upcoming Climate & Planet Stewardship Network Events

People's Climate March

Washington, DC and Global

April 29, 2017

Innovate4Climate Summit

Barcelona, Spain

May 24-15, 2017

World Oceans Day

Global

June 8, 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

jill@gsnetworks.org
Global Solution Networks

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