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.

Road Map
Global Road Map for Health Care Decarbonization

Achieving zero emissions, climate resilience and health equity

Government action
Government Action

Policy for climate and health

Race to zero
Race to zero

An alliance committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions

Climate Impact checkup
Climate Impact Checkup

Health care’s GHG emissions calculator

Road Map
Global Road Map for Health Care Decarbonization

Achieving zero emissions, climate resilience and health equity

Race to zero
Race to zero

An alliance committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions

Government action
Government Action

Policy for climate and health

Climate Impact checkup
Climate Impact Checkup

Health care’s GHG emissions calculator

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