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Deutsche Allianz Klimawandel und Gesundheit e.V. (KLUG) / German Alliance on Climate Change and Health

Deutsche Allianz Klimawandel und Gesundheit e.V. (KLUG) / German Alliance on Climate Change and Health

KLUG - the German Alliance on Climate Change and Health is a network of individuals, organisations and associations from across the health sector in Germany. Its mission is to raise awareness about the significant health impacts of climate change and to empower health professionals to drive the necessary transformation towards a climate-neutral society and a climate-resilient health system. KLUG provides advises on climate action and adaptation to the German Federal Government, states, municipalities, and health system actors. The organization also incorporates climate-related content into the training of health professionals across the network.

KLUG has facilitated heat-action networks and is accompanying healthcare providers on their transition to low-carbon facilities. The organization is also actively working towards a green and healthy recovery post-COVID, especially in public health policy-making.

KLUG is supported by the German Medical Association, the German Nursing Association anf other medical associations, as well as research institutes and NGOs. It is funded by Stiftung Mercator, the European Climate Foundation, the German Federal Environmental Foundation, and the Federal Environment Agency.

Supporting the following commitments:

  • Develop a health national adaptation plan (HNAP) informed by the health V&A, which forms part of the National Adaptation Plan.
  • Set a target date by which to achieve health systems net zero emissions (ideally by 2050).
  • Deliver a baseline assessment of greenhouse gas emissions of the health system (including supply chains).
  • Develop an action plan or roadmap by a set date to develop a sustainable low carbon health system (including supply chains).

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