The journal GAIA was founded 1992 by an initiative of scientists of the Zentrum Philosophie und Wissenschaftstheorie, University of Konstanz (DE), of the Institute for Economy and the Environment, University of St. Gallen (HSG) (CH), and of the Departement of Environmental Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) (CH). They had founded the "Verein Gaia - Konstanz, St. Gallen, Zurich," which owns the journal.

GAIA is published by oekom

on behalf of

Verein Gaia – Konstanz, St. Gallen, Zurich

in conjunction with

...Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology (ETH-Rat)
...Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (FONA – Research for Sustainability and Social-ecological Research, SÖF)
...NaWis-Runde – Association for Sustainability Science (Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Research Institute for Sustainability, Potsdam, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy)
...Österreich-Konsortium GAIA (Allianz Nachhaltige Universitäten in Österreich)

and with support of

...Department of Environmental Sciences, ETH Zurich
...German Society of Human Ecology (DGH)
...Swiss Academic Society for Environmental Research and Ecology (SAGUF)

Board of Directors ("Kuratorium")

Kurt Baltensperger, ETH-Rat, Zürich, CH
Arthur Braunschweig, E2 Management Consulting AG, Zürich, CH
Thomas Dyllick, Universität St. Gallen, CH
Anke Bockreis, Universität Innsbruck, AT
Jürgen Mittelstraß, Universität Konstanz, DE
Daniel Lang, Leuphana University Lüneburg, DE
Ralph Wilhelm, DLR Project Management Agency, Bonn, DE