The GEG Project began in 1998 as a series of dialogues among individuals from around the world interested in the future of global environmental governance. A diverse group has continued to gather to discuss approaches to and methods for improving the current response to international environmental challenges. One important product of this collaborative effort is the 2002 book, Global Environmental Governance: Options & Opportunities (Daniel C. Esty and Maria H. Ivanova, editors).
Currently, the need for a new architecture for global governance is visibly acute and several political processes have been launched. We intend this site to serve both as an informational resource and as a vehicle for virtual exchange and discussion. Please explore the information provided, and feel free to contact us with questions about the project or suggestions for additional resources.
Over the years, we have received support from:
- Ford Foundation
- Heinrich Böll Foundation
- John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
- Johnson Family Foundation
- Rockefeller Brothers Fund
- Rockefeller Foundation
Our most recent initiative, the Global Environmental Governance Forum: Reflecting on the Past, Moving into the Future is sponsored by:
- Governments of Germany, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland
- Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre at the University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- United Nations Foundation
- United Nations Environment Programme
- University of Geneva