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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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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

Greener NHS: Delivering a ‘Net Zero’ National Health Service

This report outlines a strategy of the National Health Service to become ‘carbon net zero’ by 2040 for the emissions it controls directly and 2045 for the emissions it can influence. It is a good example for building low carbon sustainable health systems.

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

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

How to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Inhaler Prescribing - A Guide for Healthcare Professionals in the UK

This guide aims to reduce the carbon footprint of inhaler prescribing in the UK healthcare system, contributing towards achieving zero emissions. It provides principles, approaches, FAQs, and carbon footprint category of inhaler devices. It targets UK healthcare professionals but could be useful in other settings.

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

NHS England’s Net Zero Supplier Roadmap

This document is the National Health Service (NHS) roadmap to help suppliers align with their net zero ambition up to 2030. This approach builds on UK Government procurement policy and serves as a good practice example for others embarking on low carbon procurement pathways.

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

Climate Impact and Risk Assessment 2021 for Germany

This report provides a summary of the 2021 Climate Impact and Risk Assessment for Germany, which will be used to develop their next Adaptation Action Plans. It includes six sub-reports, with pages 84 to 88 focused on human health.

Categories: Climate Resilient Health Systems, Climate Change & Health Vulnerability & Adaptation Assessments, Country experience, Europe

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