World Economic Forum

Global Commons Alliance

Empowering citizens, cities, companies and countries to become stewards of our global commons

All life on Earth depends on clean air and water, biodiversity, healthy oceans, and a stable climate. These are the Global Commons: the shared resources that ensure a habitable planet upon which we can all live, work, and prosper into the future. But according to the latest science, the drain on these resources, largely due to unsustainable consumption and the structure of the global economy, is overwhelming critical life-support systems. 

The Global Commons Alliance (GCA) is an unprecedented collaboration of influential actors focused on systems change. It brings together powerful leadership, science, innovation, technology, and communications to positively transform the global economy and protect the global commons. These goals will be achieved by investing in four independent but closely intertwined elements of the GCA: 1) Earth Commission, 2) Science-Based Targets Network, 3) Earth HQ, and 4) Systems Change Lab. 

Addressing climate change, protecting the health of our ocean and biodiversity, stemming materials pollution and ensuring food and resource security are wicked, interconnected global environmental challenges for our 21st century economy and society. Addressing them effectively—and with the necessary urgency—requires unprecedented cooperation.

Dominic Waughray
Managing Director, Center for Global Public Goods, World Economic Forum

Dynamic Planet works alongside the Alliance’s Investor Collaborative – the Oak Foundation, MAVA Foundation, Porticus, the Global Environment Facility, ClimateWorks Foundation, Tiina and Antti Herlin Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation – to secure new partnerships, manage key relationships, and ensure that the Alliance’s funding is deployed effectively. Our team provides strategic advice to the components of the Alliance including the development of science-based targets for nature and an earth dashboard.

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