About the project
GECHS is a core project of the International Human Dimensions Programme. We situate environmental changes within the larger socioeconomic and political contexts that cause them, and which shape the capacity of communities to cope with and respond to change. Our research focuses on the way diverse social processes such as globalization, poverty, disease, and conflict, combine with global environmental change to affect human security.
GECHS is overseen by a scientific steering committee, enriched by the contributions of associates, and coordinated from an international project office (IPO) located in the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo. The IPO is supported financially by the Norwegian Research Council.