Health Care Climate Footprint
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
Publisher: Health Care Without Harm
This paper takes a comprehensive look at health care’s climate emissions to build an understanding of the roots of the problem to tackle it not only without compromising the quality of care, but by potentially improving it. The paper identifies a path forward that can empower health systems, ministries, multilateral and bilateral health lenders and donors, together with suppliers and manufacturers of health goods and services, to begin to take cost-effective, urgent action to move toward net zero emissions in order to protect public health from climate disruption.
Policymakers, researchers, and healthcare managers seeking to comprehend the scale of greenhouse gas emissions produced by health systems and explore viable policy alternatives to mitigate them.