Health care institutions representing over 3,000 facilities in 18 countries commit to halving climate emissions by 2030 and achieving net zero by 2050
The US healthcare system is the greatest polluter of any industrialized healthcare system in the world, responsible for 8.5% of the country’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Between 2010 and 2018, the US sector’s emissions rose 6% – a correlation associated with increasing demand and investment.
Josh Karliner, International Director for Program and Strategy, Health Care Without Harm urges health leaders globally to lead by example to chart a course toward zero emissions health care across three pathways: health care delivery and operations, the global supply chain, and the broader economy.
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hospitals and other healthcare facilities worldwide can prepare better for both climate change and future pandemics by adopting green technology and cutting planet-heating emissions from their operations and supply chains, health experts said on Wednesday.