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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

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

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

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

Funding opportunities under the Adaptation Fund

The Adaptation Fund finances projects in developing countries to support vulnerable communities in adapting to climate change. Projects can be developed for climate change and health.

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

Global Roadmap for Health Care Decarbonization

This document establishes a global vision for health systems to work toward zero emissions while advancing climate resilience and global health goals. It also provides country specific information for 68 nations to begin to develop their own analysis and national road maps.

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

Technical Series on Adapting to Climate-Sensitive Health Impacts: Diarrhoeal Diseases

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 that can be monitored, analysing future climate change impacts, and implementing appropriate responses.

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

Mainstreaming Gender in Health Adaptation to Climate Change Programmes

This document provides guidance on integrating gender considerations into all stages of climate change and health programs, including in the identification, formulation, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation stages. It includes guidance on conducting gender analysis of health vulnerability and designing gender-responsive adaptation programs.

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

Climate-Resilient Water Safety Plans: Managing Health Risks Associated with Climate Variability and Change

This document supports Water Safety Plan (WSP) teams to incorporate climate change in the WSP process to improve water safety through climate vulnerability assessments, disaster risk reduction, and integrated water resources management. It is designed to be used with the WHO/IWA Water Safety Plan manual.

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

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