Climate Learning Initiative - Case studies: Learning objective 3
Developing a carbon or climate management plan to improve facility- and community-based climate adaptation and resilience
Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD) will be carbon and waste neutral by 2030 as part of the ambitious initiative, Sustainable Healthcare: Together Towards Zero. The organization will be working over the coming years to achieve this green vision and take their place as an industry and community leader in sustainable health care.
Hospital Sírio-Libanês decarbonization program (HSLPD) focused on mitigating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as part of their 2019 commitment to become a carbon-neutral organization. The program included actions to measure GHG emissions, manage consumption that impacted carbon emissions, and compensate for what could not be reduced.
This case study presents the journey of the Sociedade Beneficente Israelita Albert Einstein, a large and highly complex hospital, in relation to climate change, focusing on its actions to mitigate emissions through energy efficiency projects and initiatives to adapt to the effects of climate change.
Since 2020, Syros General Hospital has developed a series of sustainable projects and initiatives to reduce its carbon footprint. The hospital began with the development of a carbon management plan that helped them understand the sources of their emissions and the actions they needed to implement.
George Regional Hospital is a public health facility and regional hospital but renders some tertiary services. This case study focuses on the processes and progress on procurement of environmentally responsible alternative products and consumables as implemented through various initiatives since 2019.
Our hospital prioritizes both patient care and environmental responsibility. Committed to Global Green and Healthy Hospital's 10 goals, we strive to minimize waste, enhance energy efficiency, and promote community health, ensuring a sustainable future for all.
Providence has committed to robust climate mitigation and resiliency planning in equitable care delivery and community partnerships. This case study describes mitigation, adaptation, and advocacy strategies.