Global Environmental Change and Human Health (GECHH) was launched in 2006 as a Joint Project of the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP) to elucidate the spectrum and magnitude of risks to human wellbeing and health, consequent upon human-induced global environmental changes. The ultmate aim of GECHH was to ensure that society at large has fuller understanding of the actual and likely consequences of the ways in which, collectively, human societies are changing the Earth System.

GECHH ceased operations on 31 December 2014 having contributed to the development of strategic research on human health under Future Earth, as outlined in the Strategic Research Agenda 2014.