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The international healthcare company sets Net Zero ambition for its global healthcare operations and value chain, including its investment portfolio. To underpin this Net Zero ambition, Bupa has set science-based targets for all emission scopes, which are aligned to keep global warming to no more than 1.5°C.

People’s health and the health of the planet are intrinsically linked, which is why sustainability is core to Bupa’s strategy and refreshed purpose.

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October 21, 2021
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Several Countries, including Cabo VerdeMadagascarMalawi, and São Tomé and Príncipe, have submitted formal commitments to the COP26 Presidency to strengthen the climate resilience and sustainability of their health systems.

They have done so as part of the COP26 Health Programme, which has been designed to bring a stronger health focus and ambition to the UN climate conference in Glasgow this November. More countries are expected to join ahead of COP26.

September 29, 2021
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Children's hospitals are unique and inspiring places where, with grit and grace, patients and their families face some of life's toughest challenges. They are places where the state of the art in paediatric care and rigorous research meets the profound human values that children inspire—kindness, hope, and even youthful joy—to help children live longer, healthier lives and overcome diseases that were once incurable. It is now time for children's hospitals to apply their expertise to the next major threat to child health: climate change and the deterioration of the environment.

September 27, 2021
In the news

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.

September 08, 2021

Doctors and medical practitioners representing some of the largest associations and networks of public health professionals today called upon South Asian Governments to phase out fossil fuels - oil, gas and coal - to avert the twin crisis of air pollution and climate change. They also endorsed the Fossil Fuel Treaty and called for a just and fair transition that puts people’s health first.

September 07, 2021
Press release

Health care systems across the world join UN Race to Zero in the world-first commitment for ambitious climate action from a sector at the frontlines of the Covid-19 crisis. 
May 24, 2021 

May 24, 2021
Press release

On April 14, 2021, Health Care Without Harm, in collaboration with Arup, launched The Global Road Map for Health Care Decarbonization: a navigational tool for achieving zero emissions with climate resilience and health equity. The Road Map is the first of its kind to chart a global health care course to zero emissions by 2050.


April 12, 2021 

April 14, 2021