An important analytical task for the GEG Project is to unravel the complicated web of actors working within the current environmental governance system. To this end, the project has identified twelve environmental issue areas and over fifty international organizations working in some capacity on these issues. This page presents research conducted by students at the College of William and Mary on the main problems associated with each issue and the main institutions active in that particular area.

Mapping out the current structure of the GEG system reveals overlap and opportunities for cooperation. Armed with an understanding of the present system, the GEG project hopes to identify areas in need of reform as well as organizations that may serve as institutional models.