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Transition to sustainable plastic packaging for consumer healthcare products

This Position Paper from the Global Self Care Federation (GSCF) outlines the consumer healthcare industry's perspective on policies needed to enhance sustainable packaging for non-prescription medicines and food supplements. It...

Categories: Low Carbon Sustainable Health Systems, Supply chains, Net zero health systems, Action Plans for sustainable low carbon health systems, Discussion paper, Global

Carbon Footprint Supplier Assessment Questionnaire

This document is a basic questionnaire to assess and report on the environmental and social impacts of pharmaceutical suppliers' practices. The questionnaire provides a general survey of impacts and practices in terms of carbon...

Categories: Low Carbon Sustainable Health Systems, Supply chains, GHG emissions baseline assessments, Tools, Global

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Sectoral Guidance

This Sectoral Guidance document is designed as a simplified sectoral guidance to supplement general GHG protocol guidance. It aims to assist self-care suppliers in developing a GHG reduction strategy by providing non-technical...

Categories: Low Carbon Sustainable Health Systems, Supply chains, Net zero health systems, GHG emissions baseline assessments, Action Plans for sustainable low carbon health systems, Guidance document, Tools, Global

Smart Hospital Initiative: Toolkit

This toolkit provides health system administrators and policymakers a practical guide to strengthening structural and operational aspects and providing green technologies, in order to improve hospitals' resilience and reduce their carbon footprint.

Categories: Climate Resilient Health Systems, Low Carbon Sustainable Health Systems, Net zero health systems, Action Plans for sustainable low carbon health systems, Tools, Global, Americas (Pan American Health Organization)

Online training course: Climate Change and Health

This is an interactive online course to understand the interlinkages between climate change and health and the opportunities for addressing the health risks of climate change, building climate resilient and low carbon health systems, promoting the health co-benefits of climate action, and being able to communicate this new knowledge to others.

Categories: Nutrition, Financing, Climate Resilient Health Systems, Low Carbon Sustainable Health Systems, Supply chains, Access to climate change funding for health, Climate Change & Health Vulnerability & Adaptation Assessments, Health National Adaptation Plans, GHG emissions baseline assessments, Action Plans for sustainable low carbon health systems, Training, Global

WHO Food Procurement Frameworks for Sustainability and Health

These two documents combine to provide a comprehensive framework for policy makers and programme managers to implement effective procurement practices which result in healthy and environmentally sustainable diets. They can be adapted for a variety of needs and contexts.

Categories: Nutrition, Tools, Europe

Carbon Emissions Learning Lab

The Carbon Emissions Learning Lab (CELL) is an on-line platform to train users on decision making to achieve net zero health systems. It is a learning tool for executives in the healthcare sector who are navigating net zero health systems. CELL provides users with a realistic, low-risk simulation, powered by real-world data, to analyze the implementation of carbon-reduction initiatives in hospital systems. CELL empowers users to become climate leaders through informed, sustainability-oriented decision-making.

Categories: Low Carbon Sustainable Health Systems, Net zero health systems, Action Plans for sustainable low carbon health systems, Training, Tools, Global, Europe

Target setting for low carbon sustainable health systems

This document contains key considerations and a practical checklist to assist health system administrators and policy makers in setting credible and ambitious decarbonization targets for the health sector.

Categories: Low Carbon Sustainable Health Systems, Supply chains, Net zero health systems, GHG emissions baseline assessments, Action Plans for sustainable low carbon health systems, Guidance document, Global

Red and processed meat in the context of health and the environment: many shades of red and green. Information brief

This document synthesizes the evidence on the role of red and processed meat production and consumption in health and environmental outcomes and in different social and political contexts. It also provides a brief overview of potential interventions to optimize health/environmental outcomes.

Categories: Nutrition, Net zero health systems, Action Plans for sustainable low carbon health systems, Discussion paper, Global

Climate Action and Nutrition: Pathways to Impact

This I-CAN paper highlights the evidence on how climate change and nutrition are interconnected through food, water, social protection and health systems and identifies 30 integrated actions, with associated key enablers, to accelerate progress on nutrition and climate outcomes.

Categories: Nutrition, Health National Adaptation Plans, Action Plans for sustainable low carbon health systems, Discussion paper, Global

Aga Khan Development Network’s Tool to Calculate Health Operations Emissions

This Excel tool calculates the GHG emissions of health care facility operations. It converts readily available data from health facilities and community-based programs into instant carbon read-outs using accurate and up-to-date carbon conversion factors. Downloads include: Excel tool and guidance document in both English and French.

Categories: Low Carbon Sustainable Health Systems, Supply chains, Net zero health systems, GHG emissions baseline assessments, Action Plans for sustainable low carbon health systems, Guidance document, Tools, Global

Climate Impact Checkup Tool and guidance

The Climate Impact Checkup tool can be used to assess GHG emissions baselines of health care facilities using facility-level data on energy, transport, waste, and gases to then calculate footprints based on national or local emissions factors. Downloads include: Excel tool, two training videos, guidance document and slides for users and trainers.

Categories: Low Carbon Sustainable Health Systems, Supply chains, Net zero health systems, GHG emissions baseline assessments, Action Plans for sustainable low carbon health systems, Guidance document, Training, Tools, Global

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Estimation in Canadian Healthcare

The resource provides guidance and outlines available tools for measuring greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in healthcare and provides an overview of the current state of estimation across Canada. While primarily aimed at Canadian health care organizations the tools and guidance are more widely applicable globally.

Categories: Low Carbon Sustainable Health Systems, GHG emissions baseline assessments, Guidance document, Tools, Americas (Pan American Health Organization)

Climate Change and Health Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessments: Workbook for the Canadian Health Sector

The steps in the Workbook constitute an approach to climate change and health vulnerability and adaptation assessment that is based on the latest knowledge of climate change and health and has been tailored to the Canadian health sector.

Categories: Climate Resilient Health Systems, Climate Change & Health Vulnerability & Adaptation Assessments, Guidance document, Tools, Global

WHO Country Support on Climate Change and Health - Visual Guide

This visual guide provides an overview of the climate change and health technical support package offered by WHO to member states to advance climate-resilient health. It is structured around the process for building climate-resilient health and presents the tools, resources, and assistance that are available.

Categories: Climate Resilient Health Systems, Access to climate change funding for health, Climate Change & Health Vulnerability & Adaptation Assessments, Health National Adaptation Plans, Guidance document, Tools, Global

Designing a Net Zero Roadmap for Healthcare: Technical methodology and Guidance

This resource describes a methodology, which includes guiding principles and methods, for a national or regional health authority to measure their health systems emissions and develop a decarbonisation roadmap that is compatible with the 2015 Paris Agreement.

Categories: Low Carbon Sustainable Health Systems, Access to climate change funding for health, Net zero health systems, GHG emissions baseline assessments, Action Plans for sustainable low carbon health systems, Guidance document, Americas (Pan American Health Organization)

Greener NHS: Delivering a ‘Net Zero’ National Health Service

This report outlines a strategy of the National Health Service to become ‘carbon net zero’ by 2040 for the emissions it controls directly and 2045 for the emissions it can influence. It is a good example for building low carbon sustainable health systems.

Categories: Low Carbon Sustainable Health Systems, Supply chains, Net zero health systems, Action Plans for sustainable low carbon health systems, Country experience, Europe

Quality Criteria for Health National Adaptation Plans (HNAPs)

This guidance presents good practice examples to support countries in developing a comprehensive and feasible Health National Adaptation Plan (HNAP). The criteria guide countries in developing a long-term iterative HNAP process that can adapt to country contexts, a changing climate, and new knowledge and technologies.

Categories: Climate Resilient Health Systems, Health National Adaptation Plans, Guidance document, Global

UNOPS Sustainable Procurement Framework

The Framework sets out the strategy for the implementation of sustainable procurement in UNOPS procurement activities. It aims to enhance the operationalisation of sustainable procurement, leverage the UNOPS purchasing power, mitigate possible risks from harmful purchases, and align procurement with applicable UNOPS and UN commitments.

Categories: Low Carbon Sustainable Health Systems, Supply chains, Guidance document, Global

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