The Environmental Governance Lab is a research hub that focuses on the development of new ideas and tools to respond to the challenge of environmental governance at multiple scales. It is a home for research partnerships, a node in global research networks on environmental governance and transformative policy, and a platform for knowledge exchange with practitioners, policy makers, and the public.

The EGL is also a Research Centre of Earth System Governance — a global research alliance that is the largest social science research network in the area of governance and global environmental change.