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The HealthcareLCA Database of Environmental Assessments within Healthcare

Categories: Low Carbon Sustainable Health Systems, Supply chains, Net zero health systems, GHG emissions baseline assessments, Tools, Global

Publisher: CASCADES, The Healthy Populations Institute at Dalhousie University, and Brighton and Sussex Medical School

From individual pharmaceuticals to entire health systems, researchers around the world are working to assess the environmental impacts of different aspects of healthcare.

HealthcareLCA is a publicly-accessible 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.

Intended users

Health educators; Policy makers; Researchers; Health professionals overseeing low-carbon procurement processes.

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