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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

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

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

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)

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)

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

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

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