“DON’T HARM: “Greening the TVET for the Health Sector (Get4Health)

Dont Harm climate change paradigm shift new mindset Greening the TVET

Proposed by Art Globalization Interculturality, University of Barcelona

I M a full professor in Health sciences at faculty of Life and Health science-dept. of medicine and optometry. I m editor in chief of different medical and health international journals and published + 100 scientific works. I was and is still also responsible for a number of Erasmsu+ capacity building projects in higher education. Im also founder of the "academic center for research and consultancy (ACRC) - in Sweden since over 10 year. My new projct idea needs cooperation with enterprises all stackeholders in society more than universities. Thus, ACRC wish to be the applicant for this projct and cooperate with the academic institutions (like your university) and non academic institutions to impact the process of creating the new mindset able to make paradigm shift in thoughts and behavior. .


If the healthcare sector or industry was a country, it would be the fifth-largest greenhouse gas emitter on the planet. The climate crisis calls for urgent action from every level of the healthcare sector. Thus, medical and health sector can not continue existing paradigm and mindset. The sector which suppose to work under the Midland golden role "DON' T HARM" is the one which is making the MOST HARM for the environment and the patients.Thus, there is a urgent need that the medical and health scientists and practitioners develop new paradigm shifts and mindset focusing of creating a new Green medical generation. The new mindset and the new paradigm shift process starting with an acknowledgment of the healthcare system´s own outsized contribution to greenhouse gas emissions (at least 8.5% of carbon emissions). We in this projct will educate and train the future physicians and the existing ones changing behavior and mindset as the they are the future potentials to influence the climate change and patients positively in adopting healthier behaviors to reduce climate change-related health risks. Educating physicians systematically is important to increase patient awareness of climate change and reduce its negative health impacts. Health literacy by empowering people to make informed decisions related to disease prevention and health promotion, ultimately improving their quality of life. To enhance society’s and the healthcare system’s health literacy regarding climate change’s health impacts, revising medical and paramedical school curricula and fostering better attitudes among students during their education are necessary. As information about the harm practice of health care system (HCS) on climate change and health has historically been missing, there is a pressing need to increase the awareness and to encourage the HCS to respond and to implement the golden rule of Do Not Harm (DNH). It should also be noted that the medical and health services are not only for reducing harm, but for adding social and health benefits to the communities they serve in addition to the direct health benefits from high-quality care and make significant contribution to the social value.