Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education
DESCRIPTION: Launched in early 2017, the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education (GCCHE) was developed over the course of 2016, born from a meeting at the December 2015 COP-21 conference in Paris. At COP-21, the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health partnered with the United States White House on a special session to highlight the need for greater investment in the study of and planning for the health impacts of climate change. The White House and partners spearheaded a pledge that was announced at the session, which was carried forward by the Mailman School and signed by 115 health professions schools and programs around the world, to educate tomorrow’s leaders on the health impacts of climate change. The GCCHE will help health professions schools around the world implement this pledge.