The ATACH Community of Practice resource repository aims to make resources which directly support delivery of the COP26 Health commitments easily accessible.
The resources can be filtered by:
- Resource type
- ATACH working group
- COP26 commitments
- Geographic applicability
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.