The Earth System Governance global research alliance strongly relies on a broad network that reflects the interdisciplinary, international and multi-scale challenge that lies ahead. A core element of our network is the Global Alliance of Earth System Governance Research Centres. These Centres in Africa, Asia, America, and Europe are research hubs that support the implementation of specific parts of the Earth System Governance Science Plan and act as focal points for earth system governance research in their geographical and thematic area.

Currently, the global alliance of research centres brings together the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands; the Australian National University, Australia; Chiang Mai University, Thailand; Colorado State University, USA; University of Ghana, Ghana; Lund University, Sweden; University of East Anglia, United Kingdom; Oldenburg University, Germany; the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden; the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan; the University of Toronto, Canada; and Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

In addition, strong networks on earth system governance research exist in China, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, and Russia. New networks are emerging in Africa, India, and many other countries and regions.