Research and Reports

GSSD Background

During its early development, GSSD was supported by The CyberPartnership (formed in 1996), which held its second formal meeting at MIT two years later. Its goal is to address innovative responses to sustainability challenges at all levels of development, in all parts of the world. It established a short-term Consortium to facilitate multiple forms of networking across stake-holder communities to help identify innovative approaches, enabling technologies, as well as new institutional, financial, and regulatory mechanisms for meeting sustainability challenges that confront us all, in both rich and poor countries. Consisting of governmental institutions, corporations, research foundations, and academic institutions, its founding members include the World Bank, the Global Environment Facility, MISTRA-Sweden, AT&T, and Xerox, among others.