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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

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)

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

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

Integrated surveillance: Early Warning and Response System (EWARS)

The EWARS model uses historical climate and health data to predict outbreaks of climate-sensitive diseases, including dengue, cholera, and malaria. The outputs support the implementation of warning systems to detect outbreaks in real-time. A user manual and instructional videos are available with step-by-step implementation guidance.

Categories: Climate Resilient Health Systems, Climate Change & Health Vulnerability & Adaptation Assessments, Health National Adaptation Plans, Tools, Global

Climate Change and Health Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessments: A Knowledge to Action Resource Guide

This guide offers tools and guidance for conducting vulnerability and adaptation assessments (V&A) in Canada. It includes assessment guidance tools and completed Canadian study examples. It is a useful resource for others conducting a climate change and health V&A assessment.

Categories: Climate Resilient Health Systems, Climate Change & Health Vulnerability & Adaptation Assessments, Health National Adaptation Plans, Guidance document, Tools, Global, Americas (Pan American Health Organization)

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

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

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

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

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