Leading the way for a healthy climate

Climate change is undoubtedly one of the gravest challenges humankind has ever faced. The fabrics of natural ecosystems and our societies are beginning to unravel from the devastating impacts of climate pollution. This crisis presents an unparalleled threat to our health and well-being. It also presents an opportunity for transformative systems change.

Whether treating respiratory disease from fossil fuel or wildfire pollution or protecting hospitals from floods, health care providers are first responders to these climate emergencies. Yet, health care’s climate footprint is also a significant contributor to this problem, with 4.4% of global net emissions. Health care’s most potent message is to lead by example–cutting emissions quickly and building climate resilient health systems.

By working together, we can embark on a road to recovery that’s healthier, more equitable, and more resilient for people and the planet. Health leaders can implement transformative solutions to prevent fossil fuel pollution and prepare systems and facilities for climate impacts.

We must act fast and we must act first.

Whether you’re a health minister, CEO of a private health institution, or a health professional, Health Care Without Harm provides guidance, and resources on decarbonizing, bolstering resilient health systems and demonstrating leadership. We seek to enable health care to fulfill its mission to do no harm while providing more equitable access to care.

Race to zero
Race to zero

Over 50 health care systems representing more than 11,500 hospitals and health centers join the Race To Zero. 

Government action
COP26 Health Programme

Country commitments to strengthen the climate resilience and sustainability of their health systems.

 

Road Map
Global Road Map for Health Care Decarbonization

Achieving zero emissions, climate resilience and health equity

Climate Impact checkup
Climate Impact Checkup

Health care’s GHG emissions calculator

Race to zero
Race to zero

Over 50 health care systems representing more than 11,500 hospitals and health centers join the Race To Zero. 

Road Map
Global Road Map for Health Care Decarbonization

Achieving zero emissions, climate resilience and health equity

Government action
COP26 Health Programme

Country commitments to strengthen the climate resilience and sustainability of their health systems.

 

Climate Impact checkup
Climate Impact Checkup

Health care’s GHG emissions calculator

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