Core Competencies


GCCHE Core Competencies for Health Professionals 2023 Launch

We have a once in a generation opportunity to confront the climate crisis and create positive change. Education is our most powerful tool. We invite you to join us in disseminating and adopting the GCCHE Core Competencies for Health Professionals. Access the Editorial about these competencies in Plos Climate

Sorensen C, Campbell H, Depoux A, Finkel M, Gilden R, et al. (2023) Core competencies to prepare health professionals to respond to the climate crisis. PLOS Climate2(6):e0000230.



The vision of the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education (GCCHE) is that all health professionals throughout the world will be trained to prevent, mitigate, and respond to the health impacts of climate change. Born from a meeting at the 2015 COP-21 conference in Paris and established in 2017, the GCCHE now has over 300 health professional member institutions from 56 countries, reaching an estimated 175,000 students annually. To advance progress towards equipping this generation of health professionals, the core concepts were created to serve as a guide for educational and curricular program development. First developed in 2018, now in their third iteration, the core concepts are reviewed every 18 months by our interprofessional and international coordinating committee and then vetted through our entire Consortium. These concepts are a living document, designed to be flexible enough to incorporate emerging science, yet stable in structure to allow thoughtful curricular planning. As climate and health science progresses, these competencies are designed to keep speed with science and best practices.