Aunque muy vulnerable a impactos del cambio climático, el sector salud contribuye a emisiones de GEI, pero también puede generar cambios a favor del clima como promover gobernanza en salud climática. Latinoamérica y Caribe tienen iniciativas para reducir huella ecológica de hospitales y sistemas de salud.
In a new article published on Medium, Patrick Osewe, Director of Health, Human and Social Development Division, Asian Development Bank, and Josh Karliner, Director of Global Partnerships, Health Care Without Harm, analyze the global impact of the G20 health ministers’ new, groundbreaking commitment to health care resilience and decarbonization.
A recent commentary co-authored by Health Care Without Harm and published in The Lancet shows how the health care sector has been stepping up to the global climate challenge.
On October 6, Health Care Without Harm will be featured in a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Climate Change and Health Equity (OCCHE) webinar that will shine a light on solutions to create net zero, resilient health care from around the world.
Featuring representatives of the UN-backed global campaign Race to Zero, along with members of health care institutions participating in the campaign, this event will feature international perspectives on the innovative climate policies and strategies being implemented to transform the health care sector.
Climate change is creating a health emergency. In a survey of hospital doctors and nurses in France, Germany and the UK, many agreed they need to better prepare patients and adapt their healthcare systems to be more sustainable.