What Is a GSN Account?

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

Want to store, edit, and track communications with selected networks? These and other benefits come with your free GSN Account.

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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Don Tapscott, Founder of GSN, and co-Author Alex Tapscott, discuss their new book “Blockchain Revolution,” a broad overview of blockchain, and what they see in the year ahead. GSN governance may be a critical component to the next generation of the Internet.

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An update to a 35-year plan for conservation of the Great Barrier reef was sent to UNESCO at the same time the NAIF has given conditional approval for funding of a railroad to serve construction of a giant coal mine.

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Meet the GSN Climate & Planet Stewardship Platform Curators

Tom Baumann

CoFounder ClimateCHECK & GHGMI, Chair ISO Climate Change Standards Committee

Brendan Guy

Global Fellow, Natural Resources Defense Council

Yasser Ansari

Yasser Ansari

Chief Leaf, Project Noah

Jill Rundle

jill@gsnetworks.org Global Solution Networks