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The ATACH Community of Practice resource repository aims to make resources which directly support delivery of the COP26 Health commitments easily accessible.

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Sustainable Procurement Index for Health (SPIH)

The SPIH is an excel tool to aid the procurement process by assessing greenhouse gas emissions and other sustainability indicators of suppliers and their products. The tool consists of set of questions and a scoring approach and comes with a user’s guide and webinar recording.

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

Health Care Climate Footprint

This report provides a global estimate of health systems’ greenhouse gas emissions (with 43 country specific estimates) and examines the contributions of specific elements, such as anesthetic gases. It identifies research gaps to further understand the sector’s emissions and outlines multi-level policy recommendations for climate action.

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

The HealthcareLCA Database of Environmental Assessments within Healthcare

HealthcareLCA is a repository of healthcare-related life cycle assessments (LCA), which include individual pharmaceuticals and health systems. The LCAs evaluate global warming potential, and other environmental and health impact categories. This is a useful resource to guide the alignment of procurement with a low-carbon pathway.

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

The Green Theatre Checklist to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Operating Theatres.

This resource contains a checklist and an associated compendium of evidence developed by surgical colleges in the UK to assist surgical teams in reducing the carbon footprint of operating theatres. It is a practical resource to aid the implementation of low-carbon health systems.

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

Healthcare's Response to Climate Change: A Carbon Footprint Assessment of the NHS in England

This article contains the National Health Service in England’s latest developments on its greenhouse gas accounting work, including interventions for mitigation efforts, and an approach applicable to other country’s health settings. It is a useful resource for those working on GHG emissions baseline assessments.

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, Country experience, Global

Investing in Health and Social Protection Systems: A Proposed Investment Agenda Towards the SDGs

The Finance in Common platform (FICS), hosted by Agence Française de Développement (AFD), presents an opportunity to unlock climate change funding for health by convening public development banks and private institutions to promote alignment in strategies and practices with a focus on social and climate agendas.

Categories: Financing, Access to climate change funding for health, Discussion paper, Global

WHO Guidance to Protect Health from Climate Change through Health Adaptation Planning

This document outlines the process for developing a Health National Adaption Plan (HNAP) and ensuring the integration of health into the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process.

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

WHO Operational Framework for Building Climate Resilient Health Systems

This framework provides guidance for health systems and public health programming to increase their capacity for protecting health in an unstable and changing climate. It can be used as a practical tool to guide HNAP development and implementation.

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

WHO Guidance for Climate Resilient and Environmentally Sustainable Health Care Facilities

This guidance aims to enhance the capacity of health care facilities (HCFs) to protect and improve health in an unstable and changing climate and to empower HCFs to be environmentally sustainable, by optimizing resource use and minimizing the release of waste into the environment.

Categories: Climate Resilient Health Systems, Low Carbon Sustainable Health Systems, Health National Adaptation Plans, Net zero health systems, Action Plans for sustainable low carbon health systems, Guidance document, Global

Quality Criteria for The Evaluation of Climate-Informed Early Warning Systems for Infectious Diseases

This guidance outlines key technical and operational criteria related to the performance, application, implementation, and effectiveness of climate-informed Early Warning Systems (EWS) for health. It facilitates the evaluation of existing EWS and decision-making for the implementation of new tools.

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

Technical Series on Adapting to Climate Sensitive Health Impacts: Undernutrition

This guidance document outlines the process for conducting a climate change and health V&A assessment for diarrhoeal diseases. It describes the steps for identifying vulnerable population to diarrhoeal diseases, establishing relevant baselines, analysing future climate change impacts, and implementing appropriate responses.

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

Checklists to Assess Vulnerabilities in Health Care Facilities in the Context of Climate Change

This tool complements the WHO Guidance for Climate-Resilient and Environmentally Sustainable Health Care Facilities with seven checklists to identify and address climate-related vulnerabilities and impacts in healthcare facilities. Results allow healthcare facilities to understand their readiness and resilience to climate change and suggests appropriate interventions.

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

Climate Change and Health: Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment

This guidance document outlines the process for conducting a climate change and health vulnerability and adaptation assessment. The assessment considers policies, programmes and capacities of health systems that could increase resilience, taking into account the multiple determinants of climate-sensitive diseases and health outcomes.

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

Discussion Paper: Climate, Sanitation and Health

This paper provides an overview of the impact of climate change on sanitation and health, with a focus on climate adaptation. It outlines potential adaptation options to strengthen sanitation governance, policies, systems, and services, and highlights the need for further research and policy imperatives.

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

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